Author Archive for Jake Frost

Jake Frost is the author of Catholic Dad, (Mostly) Funny Stories of Faith, Family and Fatherhood to Encourage and Inspire, a $0.99 e-book on Amazon. He is a lawyer in hiatus, having temporarily traded diapers for depositions and kitchens for court rooms to care for his pre-school aged children. He comes from a large family in a small town of the Midwest, and lives near the Mississippi River with his wife and kids.

Pennies in Your Pocket
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Pennies in Your Pocket

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You know the song: Lean on me, when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘Til I’m gonna need Somebody to lean on Now:  who wrote it? Don’t worry if you can’t remember.  The songwriter himself said:  “Nobody knows who I am.  Sometimes if […]

Hard Traveling
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Hard Traveling

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My Mom and Dad are exactly the sort of people you’d love to go on a road trip with.  If you happen to be a Benedictine monk.  Just kidding, of course.  Even Benedictines find Mom and Dad a little austere. Most notorious of their ascetic proclivities is the (in)famous “iron-bladder” straight-through policy.  If a trip […]

What’s a Baby Cost?
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What’s a Baby Cost?

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When my wife and I found out we were having our first baby, I was ecstatic.  The coming of the new baby filled all my thoughts.  I got to be a boring conversationalist, with only one topic to discuss.  It was uncanny the connections I now saw (which had never been apparent to me before) […]

Valley of the Mismatched
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Valley of the Mismatched

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” I can only add: “Especially when it comes to pairing socks.” Oh, how the mighty fall. I thought I had everything ready. All the details were attended to and I thought I knew exactly how the next several hours would unfold: exactly […]

Litany of the Everyday
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Litany of the Everyday

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In our family we observe a common Catholic tradition:  whenever we hear a siren, we say a Hail Mary, “for whoever is in need and for the first responders”.  Since we live just a few blocks from a fire station, we get lots of practice in this devotion. Which also affords our daughter Liz, now […]

A Mystery Unfolds
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A Mystery Unfolds

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God, I’ve found, utilizes a “just-in-time” operational model.  And He chooses the most unexpected vendors and suppliers, mixing them together in unforeseeable combinations.  As this mystery story reveals.   It’s a mystery that begins with a love of books, is leavened with some good old-fashioned cheapness, and ends with a Black Day turned Red, thanks […]

The Fuller Brush Man
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The Fuller Brush Man

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I admit there were times growing up when us kids rolled our eyes at the strange ways of Mom and Dad.  The Old Coots (as they are sometimes known) could just be so out-of-step with the times.  Granted, this was partly due to circumstances.  My folks raised eight kids in the seventies, which were decidedly […]

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