A little more conversation

November 10th, 2015

But Dad I Have Something to Say!

I blew it with my kids the one night a little over a year ago… The worst part about it is that I didn’t realize it until after I had started to get mad at them for a situation that I have helped create… hindsight can be a bitch… My kids have noticed that when my [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…]

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…]

June 10th, 2015

This book is a big deal to me

Back in 2003… When I had just learned that I was going to be a dad, I did something that came very natural to me.  I decided to learn about being a Dad.  It is my default mode for almost anything new that  I do.  When I engage this mode I generally head to a [Read More…]

April 10th, 2015

Without Fear

To say I am excited about the new Netflix Series Daredevil would be a massive understatement.  Daredevil is easily my favorite Marvel comic book series (Thor is a close second). I love the concept of “the man without fear.”  Over the long haul the comic goes into some dark places and that may have been [Read More…]

January 23rd, 2015

What are you going to do differently today and beyond?

I “made” my kids sit down and watch the State of the Union address with me.  I think I have watched every one of them since at least 1999 and A few of them before that, all the way back to Ronald Reagan.  I think it is a great way for them to see how [Read More…]

August 26th, 2014

Skateboard Lesson

Accomplishing a goal takes bravery.  Sometimes it takes just a little, sometimes it takes all way can muster.  Not every goal is equal, for example… my goal to lose 30 lbs is probably a little more important (and valuable) than my goal to win the Superbowl as ‘Da Bears on Madden ’10.  Each goal we [Read More…]