Book Review for Dad: As You Wish – Cary Elwes
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Book Review for Dad: As You Wish – Cary Elwes Book Review

Book Review for Dad: 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 Review for Dad 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…

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What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money - For a Kid
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What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid

I am a Wannabe Audiophile and My Kid is into Vinyl. What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid? 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, he is modest). So for Christmas, they bought her…

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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: Book Review for Dad

The 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. Sweetness Followed This is a book you want everyone you know to read, but they have…

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Improve your golf game
Posted in The Sports Dad

How can you 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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Tim Tebow This is the Day: Book Review for Dad

Tim Tebow This is the Day is the next installment of a Book Review for Dad. 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…

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Blue Bloods Danny Reagan
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Blue Bloods Danny Reagan… never loses… EVER

Blue Bloods Danny Reagan Blue Bloods Danny Reagan: 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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Baseball Card Collecting How to ship ball cards
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How To Ship Ball Cards – When Selling on Ebay

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 how to ship ball cards via the postal service.  There are two main methods on how to ship ball cards, 1) in a bubble mailer and 2) in an envelope. In this post, I will detail how I ship in both scenarios. …

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I Hate Public Speaking!
Posted in The Working Dad

I Hate Public Speaking Part 3

That’s Dad Stuff @thatsdadstuff As I have said many times, I Hate Public Speaking! The question now is… Do I still hate public speaking? Well, its time for an update! So, it’s been a few months since my last post about public speaking. I have done several speaking engagements over these past 4 months or so and I will say it is getting easier. I still don’t like it though! But the anxiety is slowing going away.  I Hate Public Speaking – Is it getting better? It didn’t hit me until my last presentation last month. Even though I still had…

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