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This Pooping Unicorn Will Make You Question Reality

There are a lot of reasons to question the reality we are fed – from parents, peers, schools, government, media, food, medical, blah, blah, blah. Conspiracy theories abound. More importantly, conspiracies abound. Everyone is selling the idea they believe in. … Continue reading

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The Yin & Yang of Being Beaten by Your Kid

I have three claims-to-fame in my 39 years on this lovely planet. I once placed 2nd in a BMX bike race. Seven years old. My first BMX bike. A brand new birthday helmet. A big dirt track with hills and … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Life of Bob Ross…Still a Mystery. But Now We can Watch the Very First “Joy of Painting” Episode.

A gross disservice. A disservice to you – dear reader, to me, and most of all to the legend himself, Bob Ross. I have spewed 312 posts on this very blog, and not one of them has referenced the venerable … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the End: What can Aging & Death Teach Us?

Considering the recent post about my Grandfather, this seems like a good time to share some life lessons from the end of a life well lived. We push through our daily lives struggling, clawing, fighting for…???? We are continually distracted … Continue reading

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The Death of My 99-Year-Old Grandfather Made Me a Better Person [Lead by Example & Choose Your Examples Wisely]

My Grandfather passed away last week. 99! Actually, 98 and 337 days…28 days shy of 99. I’ll round up. One heck of a run. Here’s what our train ride looked like to/from the funeral…   2 1/2 year old in … Continue reading

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You Should be Listening to Podcasts [Awesome Recommendations to Get You Started]

A monotone voice drones from the worn-out speakers. Wa wa, wa wa wa… Miles of road ahead. Grandpa at the wheel. Glazed eyes of bored youth melt into the faux wood paneling of the giant Buick. Ever been trapped by … Continue reading

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Dude’s Book Review: Dead White Guys [Because Parental Units are Expected to “Know All About Life.”]

Little Dude ~ Yes you do; you know all about life! I dig philosophy. We’re all philosophers at heart. Whether we realize it for not, we search for answers to life’s unanswerable questions. At some point, we realize that we … Continue reading

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Grooming the Next King of Foosball: One Ridiculous Don King Quote at a Time

“Gonna beat your face to outer space!” – Little Dude’s foosball trash talk. Don King? Or does that American flag top hat put him in Apollo Creed territory? Either way, Little Dude is on the path to greatness. Foosball greatness. … Continue reading

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Dudeist Priest Wedding Officiant: How to Rock Your First Wedding Ceremony [Bonus: Script Include]

As you may glean from the name of this blog, I dig the Big Lebowski. Wit, dialogue, deeper meaning…it’s tough to beat The Dude. In honor of The Dude and his Zen-like ways, I joined the fellowship of the Dudeist … Continue reading

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MenEssentials: Smell Waaay Better than Your Grandmother on Fire.

A few weeks ago the Dude was in need of some new beardscaping products. I conducted the perfunctory Google investigation and turned up too much and too little. Too many options with too little details. I quickly turned to Amazon … Continue reading

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