Facelift for Dad: This Ain’t Your Father’s Eye Exam

I just left my eye doctor’s office – finishing up my annual check-up, picking out some new eyeglasses, and updating my prescription. It’s all part of a new year’s “facelift” I’m giving myself. The Important Part: My Annual Check-Up I’ve worn glasses since I was 8 – so I’m pretty comfortable with the entire eye exam process. And I’ve also come…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: “Hello. I’m a Bobblehead.”

(This is the second installment in a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Today, I’ll share the Introduction of my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.” Yesterday I shared the Prologue. And tomorrow I’ll share a new story – focusing on what the last few years have taught me. Starting next week, I’ll share one of  the book’s…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: Prologue

(This is the first installment in a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Today, I’ll share the Prologue of my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.” Tomorrow I will share the Introduction. And on Wednesday of this week I’ll share a new story – focusing on what the last few years have taught me. Starting next…

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CES. The Acronym of All Acronyms.

I don’t do well with acronyms. Acronyms and numbers are my weak spot. Now you know. The first time I heard “CES” I thought it was referring to a cool, hip, television show. I know. But I’m all about honesty lately. “CES” actually refers to the “Consumer Electronics Show” – and I think it’s technically the “International Consumer Electronics Show”…

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Join Me. 25 Weeks. 25 Life Lessons.

(I’m starting a six month journey to rediscover some life lessons I forgot I knew. I hope you’ll join me. Details are below.) Ten years ago today – January 1, 2005 – I told my three children that I was getting my act together and train for my first triathlon. They weren’t impressed. They were kids ranging in age from…

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Facelift for Dad: Picking Out Eyeglasses

I must have been a good boy this year. Because the holiday goodies and surprises are still coming in. A Fun Flexon Surprise With an abundance or boxes in my house (hey, I have three kids!) – I’ve been saving one just for me to open after the holiday cheer started to wane. It arrived at my house a week…

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A Message For Stressed-Out Parents This Holiday Season

I live in a new neighborhood. So it’s been fun the last few weeks walking around to enjoy the assortment of holiday decorations. My environs have taken on an entirely magical quality. I’m amazed at the amount of work people put into the outside of their homes. Which leads me to believe the inside of their homes are equally impressive.…

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The Most Important Thing My Dad Taught Me…

  That’s my dad. And me. He’s the bald one. I’m the young one. Now I’m the bald one. And not the young one. And my dad’s the gone one. 17 years. Today. So that’s why I’m writing. Because even after 17 years of being gone, every dad deserves a nod. My dad would have liked what’s going on in…

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Random Acts of Kindness 101

I’m a sucker for random acts of kindness. Doing them. Receiving them. Watching them. From every angle, I’m convinced they are the secret sauce to a more tolerant and peace-filled world. That’s why I loved seeing this video posted on my friend, Meredith Sinclair’s social media sites the other day. If you don’t know her, check her out at MeredithPlays.com. She’s…

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Raising Boys Rocks – Says My Mom

This recent story in the Huffington Post caught my eye. It’s written by Abby Rodman, a mom of boys. She’s setting the world straight on the joys and benefits of having a clan of all boys. Contrary to what the many naysayers have shared with her. “You poor thing!” “I’m glad I’m not you!” Those were the comments my own mother…

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