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Dad. Husband. Army vet. Work @Airbnb. Enjoy running, cycling, cooking, & guitar. Always looking for new ideas for a humor piece, email me at: hutch07@gmail.com

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The parents you had vs. the parent you…


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It takes a while, but change eventually happens


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I took a break from Medium for a few months as I recently became a new dad :)

I went to West Point and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan — so I figured dealing with a newborn would be no big deal.

But like combat, no amount of reading or classes or prep work can prepare you for the realities of becoming a new dad. It’s been a crazy last few months, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

I’m starting a series on fatherhood called, “The Enlightened Millennial Father.” The first piece in the series is below:

Fatherhood 101: What To Expect In The First 6 Months

I published a few more pieces in January, you can read them…


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Thoughts from a combat veteran

I was embarrassed to call myself an American today.

After the horrific terrorist attacks on 9/11, I applied to West Point. In May 2006, I commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army — swearing an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Today we saw another act of terrorism. Terrorism committed not by foreigners — but by a cowardly mob of American citizens. …

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