Category Archives: Life

If Life is a Game, Then You Make the Rules [Leverage the Compounding Effect of Consistency to Accomplish Great Things]

This seems like a good post to kick of the New Year. I recently shared the idea that it may be helpful to think of life as a game: The Tao of Tetris. A quick sum… Use your resources wisely … Continue reading

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The Changing Tides of Special Needs Parenting & the Cycle of Grief: We’re Lucky. But Sometimes It Doesn’t Feel That Way. [Featured on the Mighty]

Full post featured on The Mighty.  The morning surf-check is one of life’s delicacies. A day of clean waves is nothing short of a gift from God. Unfortunately, the clean lines that surfers crave do not always march to shore. … Continue reading

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The Tao of Tetris: Life is a Game. Choose Your Strategy Wisely.

Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Simple isn’t easy. Life gets in the way of simple. Life is complicated. Or perhaps … 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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Prime Your World: Why Quality Matters

I may, or may not, have been referred to as frugal. Ok, definitely have. Lack of dinero tends to drive frugality. But I’m realizing quality matters. Perhaps it is the maturing taste that accompanies my maturing age, but quality has … Continue reading

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Ware Wolves & the Hamster Undertaker

An early morning exchange to start the day at the Dude casa… Princess: “Lilly died.” Little Dude: “Was she killed by ware-wolves?” Good question. The tiny rodent that made a home in the corner of Princess’ room has moved on … Continue reading

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12 Tips for Fatherhood Awesomeness

Short, but sweet. I’d like to think I have a firm grasp on the majority of these tips, but some great reminders never hurt. 12 Tips for being a radical dad [from LifeHack]… Give ’em some love. Spend time with … Continue reading

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A Bear & A Fox Teach Us the Difference Between Empathy & Sympathy {A Sweet RSA Animation}

As we hike down the path of 2014, this is a pretty great video to remind us to connect with others. Empathy does not equal sympathy. And that difference is worth a little added effort. Hat tip SwissMiss.

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Amazon.com: Prime + Subscribe & Save = a Crazy Awesome Life Hack

I’ve shared some sweet life hacks in a previous post – 99 Problems But a Hack Ain’t One – and now I have a new fav… Amazon.com Subscribe & Save Amazon needs no introduction. I’ll keep this short and sweet. … Continue reading

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The Art of Wrapping Your Extension Cord

How have I survived? Small tricks make a big difference. It makes me wonder how many other fantastic tricks I’m missing. Here’s a great post from TheArtOfManliness.com about wrapping your extension cords. Awesome. I’m always wrastling with tangles. I’m the … Continue reading

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