A Tale of My 3 Mo Sistas

I love how connections work. I also love being reminded about goodness and good people. This is a short story about three very special women. Over the last month, they have quietly helped spread the important message of Movember – a worldwide campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer and other men’s health issues – to…

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Light of My Life

This is a story of a dad, a majestic evergreen, and the love that brought them together. I’ve had an on-going love affair with one particular Christmas tree for a long time. We met innocently years ago – a chance meeting. It was a cold, crisp December night and I was on my way home from a holiday party –…

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Automatische Wasser Mausefalle (A read-out-loud belly laugh)

(Automatic Water-operated Mouse Trap) I recently found this in an old box of college junk. This used to make me belly laugh to tears back in my younger years. The trick? Get another person to read it out loud to you. Direction: 1. Make full der can (H) mit wasser and locken in mit Pin. 2. Und der cheese goes…

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Bobblehead Break: John Donohue

I recently took a Bobblehead Break with John Donohue, cartoonist, writer, New Yorker editor and author of the new book, “Man with a Pan.” I like John. I like his approach to fathering, his kids and his world. After you enjoy a little insight into John, the dad, I hope you’ll stop by Bobblehead Dad Radio to enjoy more of…

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The Legacy of Dad and His Norelco

During the month of November, the “Movember” movement is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. With their Mos, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, including prostate and testicular cancer. If you think growing facial hair is a follicly fickle thing for a guy to do, read on. The moment I…

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Bobblehead Break: Rob Jolles

My newest Bobblehead Break is with Rob Jolles, a highly sought-after sales training consultant and author. Rob’s a fun, motivating man who’s learned a lot over the last thirty years of being a road warrior. If you haven’t had a chance to be inspired by him in-person, you should check out some of his weekly words of wisdom. I think…

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Bobblehead Break: Anthony DeBenedet

I recently took a Bobblehead Break with Anthony DeBenedet, co-author of  The Art of Roughhousing: Good-Old Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It. This is a book that will make you stop and think about how you’re connecting with your own child. Anthony’s a fun guy and far-too-wise for his youth. I like him a lot. And I respect…

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Screw Cliff Huxtable. Be Yourself.

I stopped worrying about being a picture-perfect dad a few years ago. And I actually think it’s helped me do a better job with this parenting gig. As a young dad, I lived with a vision in my head about what a father should be like. Act like. And react like. I was pretty much the living, breathing version of…

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Dark Knight. Bright Night.

If there’s one thing my high school son is, it’s blunt. He reminds me of my great-great-aunt, Dot, who had a habit of simply saying what she was thinking. And, as unflattering as it might have been, she always sounded so sweet – like she was serving a plate of peach cobbler. Topped with ice cream. My son is exactly…

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