Monthly Archive: February 2018

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A Not So Simple Act Of Kindness

This morning on my way to work I stopped for a delicious breakfast sandwich at the local health food drive-thru. After pulling up to window number one with my money ready for payment, the smiling cashier informed me that my meal was paid for by the kind woman two cars ahead. But, why? What was her angle? Was she just nice? No one is nice anymore, right? So, not to be “out-niced” by this generous person I quickly and way...

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The Smelly Joys of Parenting

Not too long ago Amanda and her giant heart were helping in Davis’ class at school so I worked from home for a bit while Bennett took his afternoon power nap after he finished CrossFit and some light origami. After he woke up I changed his diaper and we were playing ball on the floor waiting for everyone to get home. I started to notice a smell. Not strong, definitely not savory, and it was building strength… This isn’t the...

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Davis turns seven…SEVEN!

Davis turns seven tomorrow. Well, really in just a few hours. Un-stinkin-believable. Seven years and nine months ago I was doing push-ups with my Mariah Carey style muscle shirt on, Amanda walked in, and one thing led to another…then BAM! He’s seven. SEVEN! One-third of the way to 21. That seems far away, but it’s not, obviously. As the last seven years have shown these next seven will scamper on by, then carry the 2 (show your work) and then...

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Free Marriage Advice – You Get What You Don’t Pay For

You want your marriage to work? A few real-world tips are below. These are proven strategies for winning marriages: 1. Always attempt to harmonize when singing in the car. Make sure your spouse is okay that you can slay the high notes. This obviously leads to harmony throughout your marriage and life. 2. Make time to be intimate…if you can’t make time for some cuddling and a Stuart Little marathon then you could lose the spark that keeps things alive....

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The Perfect Diet…er.

I have been eating pretty well over the last couple of months. This week I decided it was time to take things up a notch. I have had some success losing weight, but have plateaued a bit. I feel like if I really lock in, I will look like a svelte young Danny Devito in no time. That said, I have some observations from the past two days of following the “Super Awesome Clean Healthy Eating Plan to Have a...

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Sleepy Kids and Armpit Hair

One of my favorite things in life is talking to my kids as they are falling asleep. They are funny and sweet and hilarious when they’re tired. Davis always likes for me to be in his room while he falls asleep. So since he’s moved to a twin bed from a full, I grab the extra pillow from his bed and lay on the ground next to him. It’s not the most comfortable arrangement, laying on hardwood floors. As you...

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A Story for CJ’s Birthday

We are in birthday season at our house. Within a little less than 1.5 months our kids will all three turn a year older. Lately, I have found myself to be a bit more sentimental than I have been in the past. I think there are a couple of contributing factors: My Dad passing away has been the most difficult time of my life. It sometimes feels like the cartoon rain cloud that stays over the grumpy or down-trodden hangdog...

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Adam in Public – Dr’s Office Run-In

I am at the Dr’s office. When I came in there was an older lady huffing and puffing about the wait time. Since I am like a five-year-old I always just start talking. EVERY TIME! When I am in a tense or slightly awkward social situation, do I shut up? No, of course not, I start yapping away like there is a bomb to be diffused and the only way to clip the red and green wires is to talk them...

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Don’t Bring a Motorcycle to a Minivan Fight

Due to the current freezing temperatures, I felt it necessary to tell a short summer story. A story of warm air and windows down, one of hope and minimal allergies. It was a delightful summer night. The type of night that could bring world peace. The air was cold enough to refresh but warm enough to comfort. The kids and I loaded into our minivan, our four-wheeled and slightly aerodynamic steed. I don’t remember where we were headed. On beautiful...

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It’s Monday and I Smell Grilled Cheese

I am at work waiting for a large file to upload. I was flipping through my phone to pass the time and saw a video on social media of someone making a grilled cheese. I “accidentally” clicked on it and watched the short video. Moments later…back at work in my office, which has no stove or pans or cheese or bread…I began to smell a freshly made grilled cheese. This isn’t a joke, people. This is my life. I don’t...

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