Parenting, Humor and Commentary
Talking To My Kangaroo-Loving Kid About the Australian Wildfires, Fatherly, 1.14.20,
My Wife and I Had Two Miscarriages. Will They Be Crimes Under a New Heartbeat Bill?, 5.23.19
13 Ways to Know You’re Raising a 3-Year-Old, Fatherly, 10.30.18, https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/how-to-know-youre-raising-3-year-old/
6 Reasons Why My Kids Love ‘Mister Rogers,’ And Why He’s Still Relevant Today, Fatherly, 10.23.18, https://www.fatherly.com/play/tv/why-mister-rogers-neighborhood-still-relevant-today/
Why I Love My Wife’s Postpartum Body, Fatherly, Scary Mommy, PopSugar, Babble, among many others; this piece has been picked up worldwide, 09.22.15, https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/…/why-i-love-my-wifes-postpartum-body/
8 Ways Having A Toddler Is Like A Hostage Negotiation With A Highly Unstable Person, Fatherly, Yahoo! Parents, HuffPost, 07.07.15, www.fatherly.com/play/5-reasons-raising-a-pet-is-nothing-like-raising-children/
Why I’m Happy With Giving Up My ‘Man Card’ To Be A Better Dad, Fatherly, 03.09.17, https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/take-man-card-away-better-dad/
When Did My 5-Year-Old’s Art Career Take Over My Life?, Fatherly, 03.03.17, https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/pretending-love-kids-artwork/
My Gross Kids Just Introduced Me To Diseases I’d Never Even Heard Of, Fatherly, 11.21.16, https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/parents-guide-how-kids-sickness-affects-you/
Your Sex Life Gets Complicated And 7 Other Things I Wish I Knew Before Having A Second Kid, Fatherly, Scary Mommy, 07.05.16, https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/sex/how-being-a-parent-changes-when-you-have-your-second-kid/
The Very Strange Turn Bedtime Takes When You Disrupt My Toddler’s Evening Routine, Fatherly, Scary Mommy, 05.16.16, https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/sleep/putting-toddlers-to-sleep-is-the-best-and-worst-part-of-the-day/
Here’s Why I Appreciate My Kids Even When They’re Melting Down, Fatherly, Scary Mommy, 02.08.16, https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/relationships/why-you-should-appreciate-toddler-even-when-they-stress-you-out/
9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Took My Kid To The Playground For The First Time, Fatherly, Scary Mommy, 01.14.16, https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/9-things-parents-need-to-know-before-they-take-kids-to-the-park/
5 Reasons Raising A Pet Is Nothing Like Raising Children, 08.13.15, Fatherly, https://www.fatherly.com/play/5-reasons-raising-a-pet-is-nothing-like-raising-children/
Parenting Activities for Fatherly
The Best Backyard Stick Fort To Build With Your Kids
‘Indoor Winter Olympics’ Lets Kids Go for Gold Without Putting on a Coat
‘As Seen on TV’ Is a Fast-Paced Improv Game That Exhausts the Imagination
‘Portrait Session’ Is A Drawing Game That Keeps Kids In Stitches
‘Happy Fun Time’ Is a Fake-Believe Game Show That Tricks Kids Into Learning
This $69 Microscope Lets My Kid Examine Germs Without Getting His Hands Dirty, Fatherly, 11.15.17,
1-UP, The Fanzine, 09.11.18, http://thefanzine.com/1-up/
A Simple Stretch of Highway, The Fanzine, 09.7.17 http://thefanzine.com/a-simple-stretch-of-highway/
(Not) Cutting It, The Fanzine, 02.06.17, http://thefanzine.com/not-cutting-it/
The Problem with Cuckoo Clock Country: Germany, Dachau and Genocide, The Nervous Breakdown, 12.15.13, http://thenervousbreakdown.com/bortler/2013/12/the-problem-with-cuckoo-clock-country-germany-dachau-and-genocide/
Surviving My Wife’s Miscarriage, Salon, 02.05.13, https://www.salon.com/2013/02/05/surviving_my_wifes_miscarriage/
Explaining Extinction to My Son, North Dakota Quarterly 88.1/2.
What the Dead Tell Us About Mycology, The Toadstool Review, Vol. 49, No. 3.
What the Dead Tell Us About the Road Back to the Living, The Lake.
What the Dead Tell Us About a Chicken with Its Head Cut Off, Atticus Review
Disappearance in Flight, The Fanzine
The Museum of the Lost, Revolver, January 27, 2014
What the Dead Tell Us About the Other World, Revolver, August 13, 2013
At Orientation, Revolver, March 4, 2013
What the Dead Tell Us About Bookies, Gambling, and Betting in the Afterlife, Redactions, Issue 15
Cupid in Old Age, Red Weather
Lake Effect, Ascent
Prescribed Burn, Nimrod International Literary Journal
The Cave of Swallows and What The Abandoned Houses of North Dakota Can Tell Us About Adultery, The South Dakota Review
What the Dead Tell Us About Heaven and Hell, Lake Effect, Spring 2010
Adam and Eve and the First Tornado, Permafrost, Summer 2009
What the Dead Tell Us About Charon, Ferryman of the Dead, December 14, 2009
BBC Earth. “The ten sexiest male birds.” Dark-eyed Junco.
Times of Israel. “As Hard As It May Seem, A Hat Made Out of Mushrooms.” Shelf Mushroom.
Abbott’s Sphinx, Know Your Insects, www.knowyourinsects.
One-Eyed Sphinx, Know Your Insects, www.knowyourinsects.
Modest Sphinx, Know Your Insects, www.knowyourinsects.
Nessus Sphinx, Know Your Insects, www.knowyourinsects.
Birds of Pennsylvania, Student Writing Project at Penn State New Kensington. American Goldfinch.
City Pages. “Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan and the art of phoning it in.” Target Field.