Category: Misc

My Walter Mitty Life

I’ve always been amazed at what people have been able to accomplish in their lifetime. I enjoy reading about people that have done a lot of crazy things in search of adventure. I loved the movie the Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  So in light of this, I decided to write down all the crazy …

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Bears, Chainsaws, and a Life that Matters…

Recently I found myself in Colorado on vacation. While visiting one of the mountain towns I noticed a man who had cut bears out of raw wood – with a chainsaw! I’ve always been fascinated by those that have such skills. Not long ago one of my daughters asked a man cutting bears from raw …

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Parenting – My 44 Thoughts

What you’re about to read  are just some of my thoughts – not all of them, just 44. So what’s the point going to be? Parenting is an art, the more you practice it, hopefully the better you become. But the fulcrum lies on how you define the art of parenting… Technically, I suppose you …

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Mini Retirements – a new trend?

Are you familiar with the new trending concept of  Mini Retirements? Odds are you’re like me and have never heard of the concept, much less know that the concept is actually getting some traction. In a nutshell, people aren’t waiting for the traditional retirement ages, to retire.  They’ve made a decision to take mini-retirements while …

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10 Tips to Becoming a Better Adult Sibling

Having a sister 8 years my junior…  I probably wasn’t the best brother she could have hoped for. No, I can drop the “probably”, I could have been better!  I remember one of my “blue ribbon” experiences that left a scar!  On her not me! I chased her around a swimming pool aggravating her…  It …

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Chuck Norris Approved Man Gifts

At gift giving times there appears to be a lot of confusion as to what men would like. Let’s get to it… Men like toys! No matter what some say, we don’t want underwear, socks, dress shirts or ties!  We figure that we’re going to get clothes at some point anyway!  So why waste a …

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Benefits of Daily Journaling

Before you’re finished reading this, I’ll provide you: With a great gift idea that really works A story of a spiritual exercise that I’ve failed at until recently With 7 benefits to daily journaling I’m always in the  process of growing in my faith. One of the newest experiments that I’ve decided to try is …

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Man Challenge – Part 1

It’s been my experience that many men aren’t really interested in church.  Of course your milage may vary.  I think that it’s partially due to what the church has done to them over the years on Father’s Day, which is beat them down for being worthless fathers.  This seems to be in sharp contrast to …

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Becoming a Dream Employee

The majority of people would like to succeed in their place of employment.  Most would like to advance.  Most want anything but a dead end job.  One of the ways to succeed and become a rising star in the workplace is to be a dream employee. If you’d like to become that dream employee, that …

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More Tips to Becoming a Better Wife

Want a strong marriage?  Who wouldn’t – right? Well if you do then we need to always be doing, trying, new ways to become a better spouse.  These tips may be just the trick to becoming a better wife.  Number 8 is one that I think both husbands and wives eventually forget.  But I think …

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