Did Ann Romney Diss Dads?

Dear Mrs. Romney, I was looking forward to your speech at the Republican National Convention. I really was. For some reason I feel a connection with you. You see, my own mom – like you – raised five boys. I was the youngest of that brood that grew up in a small, Nebraska town back in the sixties and seventies.…

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TGIF Means…

This post is brought to you by the nice folks at ForRent.com who want to share some Tailgating Fever with you!  Do you know what “TGIF” means? Yeah, yeah—I know what you’re thinking. But in our family, “TGIF” means three different things. For starters, it means “Tailgating is Fun!” It’s as simple as that! Casual gatherings with people we love…

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Yet Another “Talk” You Need to Have With Sons

I thought I had all of the “Talks” with my sons taken care of. That is, until my oldest son recently made a shocking confession to me. I guess I need to update my “Things-You-Need-to-Talk-to-Your-Sons-About Checklist” !  For all you dads—and moms—who think you’ve got your bases covered with the various “Talks” you need to have with your sons, I…

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My Ducky Masterpiece in the Attic

  Did you hear about the Da Vinci painting recently discovered in a Scottish farmhouse? The owner, Fiona McLaren, received the painting from her father who, in turn, had received the painting many years ago from a patient.  McLaren admits to never particularly liking  the painting – but used it to fill wall space in her home for the last…

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Rubbing Elbows

I have to admit, it’s fun to rub elbows every so often with people who are famous. I had one of those moments this morning when the friendly folks at Quaker asked me to stop by for an in-house presentation to a bunch of their razor sharp marketing folks. The topic was on tapping into bloggers and the blogosphere – something…

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A Colon Cleansing for the House. And Life

My mission to purge all the unnecessary junk in my life continues. Today’s victory can be found in these four plastic boxes.  Life victories aren’t always about receiving. Sometimes, they’re about tossing out. And, if you could look in today’s garbage – piled in my backyard alley – you’d find a small victory. At least for me. Four. Empty. Plastic.…

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