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The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
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Bookworm Dad: The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis

Bookworm Dad: The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis. The following guest post is a book review from our friends at A Bookworm’s Book Review. The following book review is on a religious satire book by the intellectual giant, C.S. Lewis; The Screwtape Letters. No matter how deep your faith is, what church you belong to, or how spiritual you are, this book review is for you. Make sure you check out the original post at A Bookworm’s Book Review. Title: The Screwtape Letters Author: C.S. Lewis Genre: Religious Plot:  Screwtape is a demon sending letters to his nephew, Wormword. Wormword is a novice demon who is trying to…

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As You Wish – Cary Elwes
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Bookworm Dad: As You Wish – Cary Elwes

The following guest post is a book review from our friends at A Bookworms Book Review. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time. The following book review is on the book by Cary Elwes, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride. Make sure you check out the original post at A Bookworm’s Book Review. Enjoy the book reviews about one of the best movies ever! Title: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride Author: Cary Elwes Genre: Memoir Plot:  Cary Elwes, who plays Westly in The Princess Bride,…

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New Turntable
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Wannabe Audiophile: My Kid is into Vinyl

Wannabe Audiophile: My Kid is into Vinyl. Wannabe Audiophile: My Kid is into Vinyl. My 14yr old daughter has taken an interest in vinyl. I must say, I’m pretty happy about that. I love music… but Vinyl? I don’t know the first thing about record players or records themselves. My generation was cassette tapes and CDs. My Dad, on the other hand, Mr. Techie, Mr. Audiophile, was very happy to hear that she likes vinyl. (I claim he is an audiophile). So for Christmas, they bought her a zbrqoti Record player.  OK but Not Good The zbrqoti portable Record player…

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Camping
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7 Reasons Why Your Next Family Getaway Needs To Be A Camping Trip

7 Reasons Why Your Next Family Getaway Needs To Be A Camping Trip: It is hard to find time to bond with your kids. While I have worked remotely for 20 years, that has often meant conference calls and instant messages 24/7. Plus constant business travel. And kids lives become stress as well with tutoring and sports. Which is why I encourage families to take a camping trip at least once a year. This doesn’t have to be a primitive tent camping experience. An RV or cabin is fine. But as long as it’s a few days away from the…

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Sweetness Followed
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Sweetness Followed Novel

Sweetness Followed is not some feel-good romp but rather an exercise in the slow dramatic burn.   It’s an esoteric tale that can best be described as a hybrid of John Irving and Chuck Palahniuk.  The sweet and the sour to use a food analogy.  It is a small-town drama that looks at life with the glass as having a huge jagged dark crack in it.  Or, to shoot higher, an alternate mythology as to why the world appears so fallen.  Yikes. This is a book you want everyone you know to read, but they have to take it on…

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Improve your golf game
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Improve Your Golf Game

Improve your golf game: I’ve been playing golf for about 25 years. I don’t really play a lot anymore. Kids and family priorities will do that to a golfer I’m not complaining though. When I was frequently playing, there was a game I would play with my buddies. It wasn’t until recently I found out the name of the game we would play…”Pick Up Sticks”. Its a really competitive golf game.   How Do You Play? You each keep your own score, but the winner of a hole gets to pull a club out of his opponent’s bag. Is the driver…

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Tim Tebow Tebowing
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Bookworm Dad: Tim Tebow This is the Day.

Bookworm Dad: Tim Tebow This is the Day: My kids are bookworms. They love to read. They did not get this trait from me. I hated reading when I was a kid. Fast forward 25-30 years to today, if I find something I am interested in, I will read it. I still don’t read a lot, but I do Audible. Does that count? Is that “reading” a book? Kinda? Well, I do Audible A LOT! I recently came across a book by Tim Tebow This is the Day. We went to our local chain bookstore, and I let the kids…

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Blue Bloods: Danny Reagan… never loses

On Blue Bloods, Ever notice how Danny Reagan may get the living crap beat out of him, but still gets the bad guy? He can outrun anyone, always catches the bad guy, and executes the perfect hood slide. That’s Dad Stuff  @thatsdadstuff

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Getting a MBA with Work, Kids, Wife and a Life.
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Getting an MBA with Work, Kids, Wife and a Life.

Getting an MBA with Work, Kids, Wife and a Life: It’s hard for me to believe that it’s already been a couple of years since I got my MBA. No doubt, it was probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. When I was deciding if I should go back to school or not, my main concern was how I was going to balance getting an MBA with work, kids, wife, and life. I wanted to go to school locally. There are some great universities near me, but then I got to thinking about online. As I was…

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Card Collecting Starts with Dad: How To Ship Ball Cards

How to Ship Ball Cards: I have been buying and selling baseball cards pretty heavily over the past couple of years. When I was a kid, I was was a big collector well into my high school days, but after almost 25 years, I found an interest in it again. This post is about the proper way of shipping a ball card via the postal service.  There are two main methods of shipping ball cards, 1) in a bubble mailer and 2) in an envelope. In this post, I will detail how I ship in both scenarios.  Bubble Mailer method:…

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