September 26th, 2015

Kardtects – Not your parent’s house of cards

I remember an afternoon at my grandma’s house when I was  10 or 11 years old and I learned to build my first house with playing cards.  I watched my grandma do it, and I tried to follow suit.  I think it took an hour before I actually got the first one to stand.  It [Read More…]


September 17th, 2015

You Can’t Do Your Kid’s Push-Ups

I want to tread into the realm of teaching kids to be strong. I am a father of two young boys who I want to grow up to be strong men. I want my boys to be emotionally, mentally, and physically strong. It is difficult to teach this however. Math, science, language, and history — [Read More…]


September 4th, 2015

My Kid Loves Guns, and I Don’t

I am in a bit of a pickle,  my youngest loves guns, and I don’t.  It is not quite as easy as all that, nothing ever is. It is not that I don’t like guns so much as I am very concerned about what people do with them.   As I kid I remember going [Read More…]


September 1st, 2015

A “Blue Man” Lesson on Authenticity

When my kids were young we let them listen to music from The Blue Man Group.  My wife and I had gone to see their traveling “Rock Concert” when it came through Salt Lake City.  In my huge CD collection I had their albums “Audio” and “The Complex”.  Both of them fun albums that had a [Read More…]


August 24th, 2015

Quickie: I do understand

  My oldest and I are quite often caught in long drawn out conversations about science/math.  It is impressive how much he knows and understands, but problematic when he thinks he knows more than he does…  the other day in the car for example I got this little nugget when I made the observation that [Read More…]


August 3rd, 2015

Bakersfield is the Capital of California, and Other Facts I Made Up

I have been wrong before, that is going to come as a bit of a shock to many people I know.  Not the fact that I have been wrong, but rather the fact that I am admitting it. I like being right. I like knowing more about any given subject than other people do. I [Read More…]


July 23rd, 2015

Behind the Scenes at a #GlutenFree Bakery

There are many things that I took for granted growing up.  I think we all tend to do that.  I think back to the adventures and field-trips I had as a kid and as long as it didn’t cost too much to go on them I was off (to be honest I really don’t remember how much [Read More…]