My Awakening at “Spring Awakening” #DadChat

Spring Awakening

My son recently was the stage manager for a local production of the musical, “Spring Awakening” which he’d declared for a couple of years as his favorite musical. My wife and I had not seen it before this local production and didn’t know the story other than a brief synopsis that our son provided. He was very proud of this particular production so we attended it with great anticipation and excitement.

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Disagreement, Fighting, and Conflict (Resolution) at #DadChat

Cartoon about fighting and conflict

Have you ever fought with your kids? Your partner? Okay, rhetorical questions of course! But, HOW do you fight and HOW do your kids fight and HOW do you all deal with conflict? THAT is the question and topic for #DadChat this Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. The topic was AGGRESSIVELY pitched to us by #DadChat regular Noelle Campbell who will be our co-host this week! She wouldn’t take NO for an answer. Interesting…I like strong women (I’m lying…no, I’m not).

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The Ex NEVER Goes Away

Quote about the ex-wife

My boys went to visit their mother over the just-passed holidays. They see her infrequently and this visit also included the first visit with their grandmother in about eight years. I got regular texts from each boy expressing different reactions of discomfort about the visit and tension between each other. As with much in life, things don’t go away and the emotions that were raised by this visit for them – and indirectly for me – were powerful. And, not easy. No one ever said life would be easy!

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Why Men HATE #ValentinesDay

Valentine's Day cartoon

No one could ever accuse me of being too PC (politically correct). Just listen to my rant about PC lies! I’m always willing to also address the inherent differences between the sexes, in honest and frank ways. Just read my Men vs. Women blog series. Not only do I hate Valentines Day, I hate using the word, “gender” in place of “sex” when referring to men and women. Sometimes I use “gender” just to avoid the letters I’m bound to receive from the PC police, but since I’m taking on Valentine’s Day, I might as well go for it all at once.

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Men Vs. Women: #TimeManagement

Time Management poster

This will be the 24th column in this ongoing blog series. I think the topic options are inexhaustible!

How we manage time has ironically become a bigger issue than anyone would have predicted with the incredible growth of technology in our lives. Why all this technology has complicated our lives rather than simplify them is a conundrum itself. But, since this series is about the general differences between men and women, I’ll leave that question to the social scientists.

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In Search of Hugh Jackman in Africa

Enjoy my mini-movie, shot on safari in South Africa. See my search for the elusive Hugh Jackman. But, along the way, see amazing animals like lions, tigers, and bears OH MY. Well, no tigers or bears but white and black rhinos, elephant, lions, giraffe, cheetahs, and more. Truly AWESOME experience…

Raising Kids in a #Millennial Mindset at #DadChat Thursday #SocialMedia

Who are Millennials?

I’m a Baby Boomer – I’m ooolllddd! What is a Millennial and what is their mindset? Heck if I know, but Brian Fanzo does and he’s our guest at our first #DadChat of 2015 this Thursday January 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.  We’re going to look at how Millennials will influence our kids’ futures and what we parents should do to prepare! Here’s a frightening article ABOUT Millennials everyone should read!

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