Norse Myths

October 30th, 2015

Sacrifice – Tyr’s Loss is Your Gain

At some point in your life you’re going to hear or have heard a story about sacrifice. It will likely be intended to encourage you to work hard for something you desire. It will likely encourage you to work through tough times as you strive to be successful. It will definitely make you feel good about what [Read More…]

October 29th, 2015

7 Hard Truths About the Strength to Succeed

DiaryDad shares 7 hard truths about what it takes to be strong. — There is an oft used metaphor about learning and becoming stronger that is used in the martial arts, but I have heard it in many other venues as well.  It tells of  how steel becomes stronger as you fold it with other materials to [Read More…]

October 21st, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 2: Triskaidekaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, and Long Division

Pat and Eric dig into why people are scared of the number 13 and why long division is called “long”.

October 16th, 2015

Finding Fatherhood in the Myths of Old

I have always loved a good story.  As a boy I loved to hear them, as I grew older I became fascinated by the many ways we tell them; now as a father, I love telling them.  Mythological stories are particular favorites of mine.  They are the morality plays that have set the standard for how we [Read More…]

October 14th, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 1: Origins of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday’s Weird Spelling

In this the pilot episode of “But Daddy Why?”, Pat and Eric dig in and do the research to tell you the origin stories of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday’s funny spelling.

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…]