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a not-so-perfect man with a Dad Attitude

This parenting thing? Don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise, it’s hard. For several weeks we’ve been working with our Smiling Son on a particular issue (The actual issue doesn’t matter, and I don’t want to confuse the point of this post by getting into it in detail. Last night at dinne

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While casually chatting with some new friends, one looks up and glances toward the lake where our kids are exploring. He asks about a noise he heard. The other Dad listens. “That’s not a good yell!” He says – and takes off running. I didn’t hear the commotion, but knowing my kids are about 600

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Yesterday, my Smiling 5yo Son sat in my lap and told me my breath "smells like throw-up." Nonplussed, I just laughed and told him he was probably right. 45+ years ago, as I sat on my Mom’s lap, I told her she had a mustache. She was shaken, angry, and hurt. I’ve never forgotten how …

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Several months ago my Smiling Son began to notice his penis would “stick up.” Usually this was in the middle of the night, or in the mornings, when he had to urinate. I was a bit freaked out by it, but not noticeably so. As you can imagine, I haven’t seen a lot of erect penises. The …

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Today’s guest post is from Angela Prickette, a recent college graduate. She currently works independently as a freelance writer and photographer. She enjoys snow skiing, hiking, and rock climbing. In the past few decades there has been a significant increase in the amount of teenagers and adults diagnosed with anxie

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Guest Post by Liam Garcia, a staff writer for TipsonHowToSaveMoney.com I recently read Gary’s post about cutting down on social media for the sake of his children. He likened his social media usage to ...

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Recently I’ve noticed our kids taking a particular interest in Facebook – or, more correctly, our involvement on Facebook. This wasn’t a sudden change on their part, just an observation ...

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The kids have been sleeping with us due to the flu and all the changes lately. Last night my son had a 102° f temperature and was feeling really miserable. About 2am, I rolled over and put my hand on his chest – partly diagnostic, partly to comfort. As a paramedic, I’m attuned to temperature, [...]

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Here is a guest post from my favorite Brother, Roger Walter. I just finished reading a book called, “Raising Godly Tomatoes” by L. Elizabeth Krueger. It’s a great book on child-raising, filled with practical advice and most of all, it seems, Godly advice. I suppose I wished I would have had this when my oldest [...]

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I know a lot of parents who struggle to get a handle on their kids’ use of electronic gadgets. TV, PCs, games, and phones – they are a part of life, yet difficult even for adults to manage sometimes. While visiting friends the other day, I was struck by their boundaries and thought I’d pass [...]

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When was the last time you took the time to just sit and do nothing? Waiting in line, at a traffic light, or for a medical appointment doesn’t count. Seriously, when was the last time you walked into a room, sat down, and did nothing – for awhile? Scheduled, or unscheduled? Or, when was the last time [

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This quote showed up in my email this morning – see below for my thoughts… I’ve always proposed to live my life without regret. However, if honest, it’s clear I’ve made plenty of mistakes. Many have said to me, “but those mistakes are a part of who you are today.” My reply (with a s

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Several years ago, I accidentally watched an episode of Survivor. I’ve never been a fan of “reality” TV, and I’ve always been fairly selective of what I watch. That doesn’t mean I won’t watch a gritty crime series, or enjoy a good, hokie western now and then – but for the most part,

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Growing up in the city doesn’t afford many opportunities for quiet or solitude, but I would seek them out nonetheless. Some of my earliest memories involve me being alone, in relatively quiet places. Whether alone atop Mt. Tabor, or sitting on the roof of our garage – which was a favorite place. Sometimes I wou

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From the first day here we realized that not everything is perfect. It didn’t take long before we discovered goat heads and sand burrs. We’ve encountered the goat heads before, in Colorado, and they are nasty. They puncture bike tires and shoes – and they hurt. They poke through gloves, and are nasty to th

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I borrowed the title of this post from Bob Seger’s song, Night Moves – an iconic song from the 70s. For me, this opening line is striking and passionate. Nocturnal humans often find affirmation when an artist captures the emotion of a lonely night’s introspection. Whether sitting on a moonlit mountain, or

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The kids couldn’t ride with me in the truck because I couldn’t figure out how to disable the passenger-side airbag. So I got had to drive cross country by myself. I know each of the kids would have enjoyed some time in the truck, and my Wonderful Wife would have appreciated a bit of a [...]

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“Remember what happened to Lot’s wife!” ~Luke 17:32 Thirteen years ago, as a part of my seminary experience, I was asked to preach a sermon on the above text. I really had no idea what it meant, or where to start. Over the next few weeks, as I studied the story of Sodom, Gomorrah, Lot, and his [...]

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Very early this morning we heard a commotion and looked out the window, there was a dark shadowy animal moving in the dark, and our dog Dixi was growling. When my Wonderful Wife opened the door, she was overwhelmed by the pungent odor of a skunk. This was Dixi’s second encounter since we’ve been here, but [...]

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Just down the road from Rainier is a weathered sign indicating a Whistling Swan refuge and nesting wetlands. The sign, as are the wetlands, seem to be unnoticed and even forgotten by most. I had never heard of Whistling Swans until I saw this sign, but a quick check online revealed they are now called Tundra [...]

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Riding up the chairlift at Mt. Hood Meadows, I looked over just as someone took a high speed fall and tumbled down the hill. Gloves, skis, poles, hats, and stuff scattered all over the side of the hill. Three chairs up, some punk yelled: “Yard Sale!” And I laughed. It was the perfect description. That [...]

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I don’t know where my frugal nature comes from, and it certainly isn’t consistent. I can save, but I can also spend. I’ve been in debt, and I’ve been rolling in cash. The one common theme in all of this inconsistency is my ability to not waste things. I truly love the phrase, “waste not, [...]

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Deciding to give up the house was relatively easy. Moving out, not so much. It isn’t just the packing, but these garage sales are killer. The hardest part is sifting through the memories and memorabilia. This is exhausting. As I look out my back window and into the lush forest, I can only sigh. I’m resigned [..

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“Necessity is the mother of invention” or so they say – my modification is: “Laziness is the mother of invention.” The other day, on the way home from the beach, we were talking about this. Somehow we got on the topic of lawn mowing and I was explaining to my Wonderful Wife why I enjoy mowin

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Picking through the fragments of one’s life can be exhausting. Old letters, journals, mementos, and souvenirs. The memories come rushing in, non-stop, but there is no time to reminisce – there’s work to be completed. The Friday sale is rapidly approaching. Today, my Smiling Son burst into tears as I carrie

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Time is often called a taskmaster. Some call it a tyrant. But time, as we have come to regard it, is a fiction. Time  doesn’t need to be measured, but it does keep ticking. Time does not march on, we do. We travel the path of time, but at our own pace. Time does serve [...]

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Every once in awhile, something becomes crystal clear. It may come after being clobbered upside the head, and it may take 50 or so years to figure it out, but some of those lessons are the clearest. This week, while going through boxes of files, memorabilia, and stuff, I introspectively relived the past 15+ years of my [.

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It’s not easy being stupid, especially when you’re really smart. I’ve been watching my Dad do this mystic dance between brilliance and idiocy for my whole life. As I’ve written before, not only is my Dad a hero, he is brilliant. The army tested his IQ at 137 – and it’s difficult to keep t

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