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July, 2014

  • 16 July

    There and Back Again w/ Cancer

    I attended my brother’s funeral last week… Cancer took him, just as it’s taken other members of my family and just like it tried to take me. While I stood there, trying to comfort my family members and reflecting upon my own memories, I couldn’t help but reflect on all that cancer has taken from us–some of the strongest and …

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  • 10 July

    Beat The Heat w/ #Klondike #KandyBar Ice Cream

    This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Klondike, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #KandyBar – Full Disclosure It’s been hot–even more so because we’ve been running around to parades, hikes, parks, and water activities. Yes, it’s lots of fun, and I love spending every minute of our summer adventures …

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June, 2014

  • 16 June


    I like to think of myself as a dad-in-training. Although I don’t have any children of my own, I take as much time as possible to visit and take care of my spectacular niece and nephew – I call them my adopted children. My cunning niece, Kendel, is a one year old, and my rambunctious nephew, Ashon, is three years …

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  • 9 June

    Top 5 Gifts For Dad – It’s #DestinationDad Time @Sears!

    It’s the age-old question: “What do I get dad for Father’s Day?” A tie?  Too played out. A cordless  drill? Too much like work. An art project, clay change bowl, wood bookends? Too old to do that (or maybe, just not enough time… So what do I do? What do I get that says: “I love you from here to …

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  • 9 June

    What I learned from my Dad

    With Father’s Day coming up, I find myself looking back at my childhood and thinking about the lessons I learned from my dad. I wonder,  too, what I am passing on to my son–from that which my dad taught me. October marks the 15th year since my dad passed away. And, sometimes, I still have a hard time coming to …

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  • 8 June

    Killer-Cool Mobile App? – Say @Kraft #SayCheeseburger

    Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. @CollectiveBias I was excited to hear about the new Food Assistant app from Kraft (as they teamed up with Blippar). It’s one of those apps that the kids love, but …

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May, 2014

  • 22 May

    Trying To Explain The World To My Son (Questions) – Extended Version

    I first posted this article last year. I’ve expanded, and now am reposting, the article. I think it’s important to remember: We have but to listen… and we’ll hear their myriad of questions. Our children are in the process of discovering their world, testing those limits. Interspersed through the questions are realities of the world, with the pain, death and loss. …

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  • 13 May

    Camping – Extended Version

    I first posted this article last year around this time. And, I’ve received positive feedback on the story, so I’ve expanded it. I offer it here–as a reminder of what we’ve experienced, and a foretelling of the many experiences that are yet to come… Enjoy the read. Celebrate in the camping experience (no matter how terrible it may seem). And, …

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  • 7 May

    My Attempt At Being a Romeo For Mother’s Day – #LatteRomeo from @Starbucks – #StarbucksVia

    Well, I do my best to be a Romeo. (This was hard for me, as I do not see myself as being attractive.) Yet, I accepted this important mission–to take on the role of Romeo (or at least portray myself as such for @Starbucks #LatteRomeo).  After all, we all know how essential the morning coffee is in the lives of dads (and …

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