Category Archives: Life Lessons

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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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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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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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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Brothers Hug. And So Should You.

Tommy Boy knew it. So did psychotherapist Virginia Satir… We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. We need hugs. Lots o’ hugs. The … 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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