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Tony Farrell has written about parenting for many books, magazines, and websites. He lives in Richmond’s West End with his wife, Laura, and their children, Lucy and Will. He writes for the DadZone every other month and shares theater reviews occasionally too.

    King of the Mountain

    Here on the icy summit, I don't mind telling you what's flashing through my mind: Do my legs still have it in them? After all, it's been almost 20 years since I last put on skis, and now I've gone…

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    All I Want for Christmas

    Dear Santa, Yes, that’s right. It’s me. After all these years. You were probably expecting letters from my children, weren’t you? Well, keep your eye out; they’ll be along shortly. The kids have been busy making their lists, and this…

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    At the Peak of His Powers

    Left, right, left, right - okay, now I'm in the groove. Just keep the stride going for ten more minutes, and the treadmill odometer will hit that magic three-mile mark. Then tomorrow I'll see if I can push it a…

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    When Dad Packs the Van

    All right, kids, you've waited all year for it, and now it's finally here. Time for our annual trip to the beach, and pretty soon we'll be on the road and on our way. But hang on just a bit…

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    Fare Thee Well, Cassidy

    You were just a trembling pup all those years ago, only eight weeks old when we picked you from the litter. We brought you home in a box filled with blankets and put you to bed that first night surrounded…

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    Dad on Fire

    Okay, here we go, let’s see if we can get you to catch. It’s just a tiny flame at first, gnawing away at the edge of some crumpled newspaper. now the paper feeds the smallest twigs, and pretty soon I’m…

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    Grass and the Dad

    That’s okay, kids. Go ahead and laugh. I don’t mind. After all, it’s not every day you get to see your dad crawling across the wet lawn on his stomach, soaked and muddy, in full view of the neighbors. Don’t…

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    To All of You, From All of Us

    Yes, yes. We know, we know. Here we are again, right on schedule. Time again for our one-size-fits-all, here-we-are, look-at-us, oh-how-wonderful-we’ve-been-this-year, annual holiday letter. We submit it to you on perfect paper stock, and we have chosen just the right…

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