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About jdteehan

John is a proud geek and nerd, a publisher, a freelancer, and a new dad. He's into books, gaming, and music. He's a good cook, a passing musician and artist, and terrible fisherman. The biggest thing in his life right now is being a new dad and he has started a blog all about that. Visit Dearjackrabbit.com for more on that. Also visit Merryblacksmith.com for word on publishing projects.

Dear Jackrabbit #41 — Free Range Childhoods and Why That’s Probably Not Going To Be Much of a Thing For You

Dear Jackrabbit, I wanted to be a little more caught up on these letters by today, but at least I’m not falling further behind. Another busy week compounded by a sick dog that’s got me all sorts of distracted. Still, … Continue reading

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Dear Jackrabbit #40 — Keep On Keeping On

Dear Jackrabbit, Okay, boy. Let’s start off with some mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. It’s Latin, look it up. A passing of knowledge of Latin is a minimum expectation I have for you by, at least, your teen … Continue reading

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Dear Jackrabbit #39 — State of the Child

Dear Jackrabbit, Sorry this letter is a bit late. I’ve been hugely busy lately and it’s probably not going to slow down much anytime soon. That said, I figure the least I could do is give you a little bit … Continue reading

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DearJackrabbit #38 — Happy First Father’s Day

Dear Jackrabbit, Happy Father’s Day. There are any number of topics I could choose from on this, our first Father’s Day. I was thinking of writing about my dad. A quite worthy subject, but there will be time enough. I … Continue reading

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DearJackrabbit #37 — Relish These Days

Dear Jackrabbit, I was going to write about the days leading up to your birth, but, to be honest, I’m super busy these days and, on top of that, I should try to take it easy for a little bit. … Continue reading

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Dear Jackrabbit #36 — The Truth Must Be Told

Dear Jackrabbit, One day you may be given a school assignment to write about a member of your family. While I heartily recommend that you write about your mother who is a much better person than I and who, as … Continue reading

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More on Movies

Back in February I wrote about how much Jack is enraptured by the Despicable Me franchise. I don’t entirely get why. Don’t get me wrong… I love the movies as well. Always have. The boy’s fascination is probably my fault–DNA, … Continue reading

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Dear Jackrabbit #35 — On Growing Up Too Quickly

[My apologies for missing a couple of regular blog posts last week. The boy has been going through another one of those periods where he wakes up yelling in the middle of the night and it’s played havoc with my … Continue reading

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Dear Jackrabbit #34 — On Speech

Dear Jackrabbit, Let’s see, boy. A little over eight months on this planet and you’re becoming quite a chatterbox. You’re making sounds that could reasonably be recognized as “mama” and “dada” and we’re both quite delighted. Granted, whether or not … Continue reading

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Calculating Baby

There is a pretty classic brain teaser about a farmer, a fox, a chicken, a sack of corn, and a river. It goes kind of like… A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn … Continue reading

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