Bobblehead Break: Donny Killian – “Movember!”

I recently took a Bobblehead Break with Donny Killian, the United States Manager for the “Movember” movement? If you’re not familiar with Movember, you should be. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer…

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The Grading Game

Mistake number one was turning to my high school son for a suggestion about a topic to write on. “Um, write about grades, Dad,” he tossed out. “What? You want me to write about your grades?” I responded confused. Surely he didn’t want me to go into detail about all the comments and input I received earlier today during parent-teacher…

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The Game of Life

When I was a kid, I used to love playing the board game Life. It made the big, unexplored world seem so exciting. So appealing. You even collected money when you added children to your clan! The process of adding those children was relatively simple, as I recall, and involved little tiny pegs—either pink or baby blue—that you’d place in…

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My SkyMall Saga Continues

If my last story about a solution for soggy cereal wasn’t enough for you, today I share yet one more incredible find during a recent trip through my friendly SkyMall-catalog-in-the-seat-in-front-of-me-pocket. May I present the perfect gift for the teen in your life. The Wrist Cell Phone Carrier. Available in black, denim, camouflage and pink, this is the accessory of all…

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SkyMall Monday: Solution for Soggy Cereal

I shouldn’t have done it. But on my return flight from New York this weekend I was just too tired to do the work waiting for me in my briefcase. I had no interest in reading the book I’ve been carrying around for a few weeks. And there was no in-flight movie. I had noticed that the lady sitting next…

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A Dad’s Instruction Manual

If you ask me, the road to dadhood is much like my experience assembling an eight-drawer Ikea dresser for my daughter last year. The finished product looked really appealing in the store. The directions were hard to follow. And, the process to completion took a lot more time than I expected. However, in the end, everyone was happy. Unfortunately, there’s…

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Bobblehead Break: Scott Powers

  I had a Bobblehead Break recently with Scott Powers – a financial planner and dad to two young boys. Scott was a fun guest and – in addition to being a financial superstar – has a few impressive resume adds. Like being a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild AND having his mug show up on the silver…

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My Giraffe Gaffe

I’m one of those guys who still marvels at the concept of Halloween decorations. M.A.R.V.E.L.S. Over the last few weeks, my neighborhood has morphed into the production set of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Complete with zombies, caskets, tombs, skeletal remains, headstones and dozens of ghosts – both friendly and otherwise. All we’re missing is Vincent Price and some piped-in, spooky…

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Good Dads are Like Post-Its

Like Oprah, I have a list of favorite things. One of my favorite things I received this week was a Post-It note on a package. You see, there was a pre-printed message on the Post-It note that made me smile: “Good dads are like post-its…they stick around!” Unfortunately, it was a message that also lead me to some pretty staggering…

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