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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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[Bulletproof] Coffee of the Gods: Quality Beans, Butter & the AeroPress

Quality is important. Coffee is important. Quality coffee? Crucial. I mentioned my affinity for “bulletproof” coffee in a post a couple years ago – grass-fed butter and MCT oil added to quality coffee as a great way to start your … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Mobility: A Minimalist Approach to Stretching and Mobility [Fitness Bonus]

I won’t claim to be an expert on Zen. But I dig the Zen/Buddhist ideas I’ve studied. I’m a big fan of simplicity and minimalism. Both of which seem to have strong ties to Zen. Simple and minimal also have … Continue reading

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Still Time to Score for Valentine’s Day [More Importantly, XOXO on the Reg]

There’s only a couple rules we live by in the Dude casa. Never break a promise: Trust is important Always give a kiss goodnight… You can’t get today back. Make sure the peeps you love, know it. “I hope they … Continue reading

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Meditation: The Ultimate Life Hack? [A Dude’s Guide to What, Why & How]

The Dude is all about some life hacks. Related: 99 Problems But a Hack Ain’t One Simple. But effective. That’s my jam. As I travel down life’s path, I continue to refine. Every aspect of my life. Daily. How can I … Continue reading

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