Just a quick post saying congrats to all the dads who were named to the Top 50 Daddy blogger list by Cision. Yours truly is sitting at #19, while my partner in crime, Scott Gulbransen sits at #21. While the rankings don’t matter, what does matter is the fact that daddy bloggers are gaining more [...]
I haven’t taken a weeks vacation in probably a couple of years. Yes, I’ve had days off here and there, but it’s been a while since I actually got on a plane and headed to a destination other than one located in the northeastern part of the U.S. This pattern will change pretty soon as [...]
Those who know me know that I grew up on 80′s metal. Mostly because that’s how I learned how to play the guitar…and partially because it was the coolest thing going (sorry, INXS / Depeche Mode / Whatever Other Pouty Band You Can Name Next). I thought I had heard of every 80′s metal band, but I had not heard of Anvil. Now that I’ve watched Anvil: The Story of Anvil, I understand why.
First off, this is a work-related post so I apologize, but I felt the message was important enough for the EoT audience. Cancer is a nasty thing. I have never had anyone in my family die or suffer from it. And, as a dad of two girls and happily married, I’m scared to death of [...]
To paraphrase Chris Rock “they don’t grade life decisions, but if you have the chairman of an adult video company telling you that you’ve got some hot clips and that he wants to do business, you ****ed up.” But what can parents do to help their kids avoid former Miss California Carrie Prejean’s dilemma? A good grounding in the new Birds and Bees, including thinking twice about what you send out in an e-mail, SMS or Facebook post — and no pictures, please!
I have around 400 Facebook friends. I’ve “dated” (loosely defined) just over 3 percent of them, by my calculation. Facebook is just a way of keeping in touch; I certainly don’t see it as a lurking threat to my marriage. Grown-ups know that “you can’t go home again,” to borrow a phrase from Thomas Wolfe…or, at least, that “you can’t go out again.”
We live in a business climate where burning the mid-night oil is expected, which can be perceived as an attribute of success. The other edge of the sword dictates that we dads need to be home at a decent time in order to chill out with the kids(and not just for the hour before they [...]