Christmas DVD Giveaway

November 25, 2013

For anyone of my generation, one of our most cherished Christmas traditions is the annual viewing of the Rankin/Bass animated classics. Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and, my personal favorite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Back in my day, we had one shot at watching these shows. No videos, no [...]

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Fly Like An Eagle

November 15, 2013

How do you get a 250-pound picnic table up a steep 1.2-mile mountain trail? That’s what I wondered when my son found his Boy Scout Eagle Project. After much asking and researching, and even hoping that someone might approach him with a project idea, I was quite proud when my son came up with a [...]

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Still Running Through It

November 13, 2013

Check, check… Is this thing on? Let’s see, where were we last I wrote a blog post? Something about killing a dad blog through a good night’s sleep. My little family blog is coming up on its tenth birthday next year, and there’s a lot of history here. About raising kids, homeschooling, being a stay [...]

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An Eye for the Birds

August 24, 2013

My daughter received a new camera for her birthday, to inspire her budding interest in photography. She immediately went out and snapped a few amazing photos. I think that she has an eye for a good image, such as this one of a thirsty bird contemplating a fountain of water. It was good enough for [...]

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How to Kill Your Dad Blog

July 8, 2013

I’m in my tenth year of blogging. Long time readers may have noticed a slight decrease in the frequency of my posts. Like, from 3 posts a week to 3 posts a month. There are any number of reasons for this, and you might guess that I’ve just become much busier as my kids have [...]

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Father’s Day “Steakcation” Giveaway

June 12, 2013

It’s a well known fact that 87% of all dads will be requesting a steak dinner in celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday. Okay, so I made that up, but it sounds about right. If you’re a dedicated carnivore like myself, visions of a big juicy steak are making your stomach growl right about now. [...]

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Graphic Violence

May 15, 2013

There’s no quicker way to lose a teenager’s interest than to bring up the subject of history. But say the words, “Graphic violence,” and suddenly they’re paying attention again. History is already filled with violence (seriously, take all the wars out of a history book and you’re left with a thin pamphlet). Now all you [...]

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Apple of My Eye

May 1, 2013

We took a late spring break vacation to Disneyland, and all my son wanted for a souvenir was a caramel apple. However, I don’t think it’s a souvenir if you eat it. Either way, he was happy.

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No Goal

April 16, 2013

File this under Things That Make Me Sad: I was listening to a group of boys talk about plans for the summer and beyond. One of them mentioned a goal-setting exercise they had recently done in school. Another boy piped up with, “Goals? I don’t set goals. That way, when I don’t reach them I [...]

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SOL REPUBLIC Headphones Giveaway!

March 29, 2013

SOL REPUBLIC and tokidoki, the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand, have fused art with music to design and create two new Tracks HD on-ear headphones featuring SOL REPUBLIC’s signature interchangeability, amazing sound, and virtually indestructible design. These headphones integrate colors, characters and trendsetting designs that are signature tokidoki. They were personally designed by Simone Legno, tokidoki’s creative [...]

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