Author Archives: Stephen Dedalus, Jr.

About Stephen Dedalus, Jr.

I am trying to awaken from the history of my ancestor's nightmare to comment on my Holy Trinity of Interests: art, literature, and music. Oh, and thoughts on dysfunctional families, which is to say families.
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The Divorced Dad’s Clarification on Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Please be assured, kind reader, that my children are unaware of the existence of this blog. To the best of my knowledge. Continue reading

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The Divorced Dad’s Guide to Your Children Forgetting Your Birthday

Without getting angry, the Divorced Dad will explain the three meanings of “I’m sorry.” Continue reading

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Don Draper is Ranked #12 Among “Mad Men” Characters

I got to thinking about how to rank “Mad Men” characters using a methodology and came up with a spreadsheet filled with lots and lots of numbers. The results totally shocked me. Continue reading

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Shia LaBeouf: Hollywood Superstar and Actual Cannibal

Watch as Hollywood Superstar Shia LaBeouf is unmasked as a cannibal. And then decapitated. All set to music. Continue reading

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5 Tips For Regaining Your Confidence After Divorce

If you are a rich, famous, connected, and beautiful woman with a strong family supporting you — like Maria Shriver — you might experience divorce differently than the average schlub. For the rest of us, the most important thing is just surviving. Continue reading

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The Agony and Ecstasy — Mostly Agony — of Voting

My first vote on Tuesday will be against my economic self-interest. My second vote will be enveloped in something worse than the stench of decay. Continue reading

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The Secret Fantasies of Adult Males

In life, you are going to make thousands of business transactions. Almost all of them are going to be on other people’s terms. Even the ones you make with the store clerk who reminds you of the kid in seventh grade whom Sister Rose Veronica ordered everyone to treat nicely. Yes, even that store clerk has it over you. Continue reading

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11 Reasons Why Richard and Emily are the Real Stars of “Gilmore Girls”

When you are the dad of girls, you do things you had not planned on doing. For instance, when Thing 2 was in middle school, she and I bonded over “Gilmore Girls.” We never finished watching the series, but when … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Hate the Ampersand

The ampersand is the Bob Benson of punctuation. It tries too hard by half to please. “Look at me! I’m here,” it screams from the page. I see you, ampersand. Just go away. Continue reading

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