Dad in the Box

  • Playing With Fire

    April 19, 2019

    Recently a coordinated series of telescopes aimed at the heavens captured the first known image of a black hole. This is peculiar because a black hole by definition can’t be seen.

    A black ...

  • Facing the Music

    A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
    - John C. Maxwell

    This of course implies that a smaller, duller, and weaker ...

  • Acceptance

    Dear Mr. Dad in the Box,

    The Admissions Department has completed a thorough review of your application. We regret to inform you that you were not selected for admission to the Farvard University ...

  • Yes I'm Not

    Recently I discovered, somewhat unexpectedly, that I am a robot.

    Ironically, I came to this discovery after contemplating the purchase of a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. The motorized Roomba ...

  • Empty Warnings

    A while ago I received an urgent roadside call from my son. It was a cold and rainy night, and somewhat late. He was on his way home with my car and calling from somewhere along the side of a busy ...

  • Going Nowhere

    I am rarely inspired by television commercials. For example, as great as the ads are, I have never switched to Geico.

    But a spot on TV lately has made me want to shed my slovenly ways and reach ...

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