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Ron Mattocks
Ron Mattocks is a father of five in a blended family and author of the book "Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka." His writing has appeared in a number of publications as well as on public radio. Ron also posts regularly on his blog, "Clark Kent’s Lunchbox." He and his wife Ashley live in Indiana where he leads a secret life of a history nerd and comic book geek.

Entries by Ron Mattocks

The Life of Bi

(8) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 3:00 PM

There's an implied danger that goes with being greeted by a metal detector the instant you enter a door. After all, why would it be there if someone didn't want to prevent a deranged lunatic from attempting to sneak a weapon into a school or an airport? Or a behavioral...

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iHate iPlutocracy: Why My Kids Don't Need iCrap

(23) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 5:53 PM

Steve Jobs, wherever you are, if you can read this, please don't take offense; I really do appreciate all that cool stuff you've built. Actually, this has more to do with how we tend to turn popular consumer goods into symbols that proclaim our financial status.

It's nothing new,...

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Adventures In Going Gluten-Free

(46) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 8:26 AM

I never suspected that 39 would be the age when I had to consider that I may actually be mortal.

Not that I'm a Greek god, but at six-foot one, 190 pounds (give or take), my body's always been naturally fit -- until recently anyway. Over the course of...

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