Author: captaincreed


Overcoming Obstacles – Dadlete 

“The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.” – Woodrow Wilson Here’s the story of how this Dadlete overcame an obstacle – or a whole course of them. I like comfort. I like predictability. I disdain […]


Dadlete Stress and Recovery

  There’s one part of being a Dadlete that is often forgotten. There’s a lot of stress and challenge that goes into being a Dadlete. That leads to a great deal of mental and physical stress. And because of that there is a certain quality that is necessary – recovery. People recoup and recover in […]


The Shotbox Solution

Taking pictures is hard. Especially when you are taking pictures of pictures. We are that odd generation where a number of our pictures are printed. Our history is scattered in showboxes or albums. Fortunately, my friends at Shotbox sent me a gift to make sharing those pictures easier. The design of this box enables users […]


The Ragnarok Riot

I had many expectations for Thor Ragnarok. I am happy to report that they were all exceeded by the presentation I got to screen this past Monday. First a little background. I recall hearing that this was supposed to be the darkest Thor movie yet. If you do just a little Norse Mythology research you […]


The Pumpkin Patch of Parenthood 

Parenthood is like a pumpkin patch. Excuse the Forest Gump moment here, but parenthood is like a pumpkin patch sometimes. Well, let me explain.  If you’ve ever been to a pumpkin patch, you are familiar with the vast overwhelming pasture of promise. You approach the patch with the belief that the perfect pumpkin is there. […]

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  As a Dadlete, I try to make a splash as often as I can. The word splash has a positive connotation to it. However, in this case, it was a sign of my failure. And a sign of the fun I was having.  Part of being a Dadlete is venturing out of your comfort […]

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Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity? Dadletes do that, but why? If you consider the strength and concentration it takes to defy gravity, it is a worthy foe for a Dadlete. Yes, in theory, gravity is the weakest of the fundamental forces (according to my research). However, that does not make it weak. So how did I, a humble […]

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CozyPhones Solves the Headphone Conundrum 

  CozyPhones solved a problem for me. That’s right – this cute little Froggy headband solved one of my problems. And if you have kids, I’m guessing you have had this problem too. There are two inherent problems with things that emit sound – 1. Not everyone wants to hear the sound. 2. You can’t […]

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A Dadlete Under Where?

A Dadlete Under Where? I used to be an athlete. In my head I was an elite athlete. In reality, I was simply average. But I did all the things – I lifeted, I ran (when I had to), I did plyometrics, I lifted, I threw heavy things. I practiced, practiced, and practiced. I remember […]

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A Talk about Responsibility

I have partnered with Ask, Listen, Learn for this post. Though it is a sponsored post, my words and thoughts are my own.   Responsibility comes in a number of forms. Of course there is the act of responsibility, but, as parents, sometimes responsibility occurs in the form of a conversation. My daughter is 9. She […]