journeys

“When I die, I want my body to be eaten by a lion.” – my child

“When I die, I want my body to be eaten by a lion.” – my child 1024 768 Looking out Loud
His reason surprised me. read more

No, dads do not have their shit together

No, dads do not have their shit together 1024 768 Looking out Loud
We are works in progress. We crash, and we keep trying. Because that’s what real dads do. read more

Drive the moment you’re in

Drive the moment you’re in 1024 768 Looking out Loud
A mountaintop snowstorm left us lost and scared. Solution? Keep going, one meter at a time. read more

You f— up again. Congratulations!

You f— up again. Congratulations! 1024 768 Looking out Loud
Every time you notice you’ve reacted poorly, you take a step forward. read more

The dad behind the scenes

The dad behind the scenes 1024 768 Looking out Loud
Exactly where parents should aim to be. read more

Proof that your kids can change in remarkable ways

Proof that your kids can change in remarkable ways 1024 768 Looking out Loud
If he said “I’m the guy who’s changing” to this, then anything is possible. read more

When the destination is not the destination

When the destination is not the destination 1024 768 Looking out Loud
How often do you let yourself enjoy that space along the way? read more

How I responded to an all-day tantrum–for better and worse

How I responded to an all-day tantrum–for better and worse 1024 686 Looking out Loud
The issue was his. But his dad discovered that he has room to improve too. read more

Turn left for 6-foot herons and 20-foot rabbits

Turn left for 6-foot herons and 20-foot rabbits 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Today I went out for a run. I started down a familiar set of roads, but I felt an urge for something different. At one point where I normally go…

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When your kids use your words against you

When your kids use your words against you 1024 768 Looking out Loud
Whether a spontaneous insight into reality, or just a child being funny—kids say the darndest things. read more

Have you found your Spy Point?

Have you found your Spy Point? 1024 768 Looking out Loud
Take a minute to climb out of your ravine, and look at life from above. read more

What the end of life reminds us about everyday life

What the end of life reminds us about everyday life 1024 683 Looking out Loud
“I wish we would have had more time together.” read more

My kids ran away from the table

My kids ran away from the table 1024 768 Looking out Loud
It’s happened more than once. And we’re just getting started. read more

We’re (already/only) halfway done

We’re (already/only) halfway done 1024 768 Looking out Loud
A single word can flip your entire perspective. Got chocolate milk? read more

Off the beaten path, splattered in mud

Off the beaten path, splattered in mud 1024 768 Looking out Loud
When was the last time you veered off your everyday path? read more

Will your future self thank you?

Will your future self thank you? 1024 768 Looking out Loud
What you do today opens the way to the future you. read more

A new year starts today. How will you use it?

A new year starts today. How will you use it? 1024 683 Looking out Loud
Start by asking: what do you want to remember? read more

My 2021 in 1 minute

My 2021 in 1 minute 1024 768 Looking out Loud
What happened this year? I dug through a daily journal and 10,000 photos to find out. read more

Guide your children by walking through your childhood

Guide your children by walking through your childhood 1024 576 Looking out Loud
You are laying the foundation for your child’s future mind. read more

My wife and I had the talk, again

My wife and I had the talk, again 1024 768 Looking out Loud
Are we over parenting? Are we pushing them enough? Who knows. But keep asking. read more