Category Archives: Life Skills

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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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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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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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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Life Moves Fast

One of my all-time favorite quotes is from the wise sage Ferris Bueller. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” So true. As age creeps on, it’s amazing … Continue reading

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99 Problems But a Hack Ain’t One

Have you noticed the word “hacking” creeping into everyday conversations lately?…or is it just me? Like when you get a new car and you start to see them everywhere? I’ve been learning about different ideas for “hacking” lately, and it … Continue reading

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Practical Tips from a Burglar

The Dude has been burglarized on a few occasions; a few cars, a couple houses, and an array of locations. I recovered some goods, lost some, but overall none of the instances were earth-shattering. I did feel a bit unlucky – karma?…not sure … Continue reading

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Perception is Reality

I heard the saying “perception is reality” years ago, and it’s been lodged in the back of my noggin ever since. It’s not something I think of often, although, it will jump to the front of my thoughts from time … Continue reading

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Finish Strong

I’m a big fan of the story of this dude Nate Ebner. I spent a large portion of my life living outside of Boston. And as a result, Boston sports have been ingrained in me. Boston is a pretty crazy … Continue reading

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