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Hauling People, Furniture, and Fun

We didn’t travel over, under, or through the woods. We didn’t go to grandma’s house – though we did take one grandma with us and met another one in Ohio.  And there were no horses, but there was horse power courtesy of the Toyota RAV4. Our holiday season began on a high note. During the […]

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Where I Am Going – Part 2

It’s that time of year that people talk about resolutions, but that’s not where I am going. I have goals. There are a few things that I want to attempt in 2018. Some new adventures and some old ones. This Dadlete has a ton of Russell athletic gear and it would be a shame to […]

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Where I Have Been – Part 1

It’s important to consider where I have been. The fluorescent fanny pack and I have had some fun adventures. Aside from the physical workouts that I’ve had, I have learned a great deal about myself as well – or in some cases, I have remembered things about myself that I have long forgotten. Since the […]

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Keep Moving – Dadlete

Sometimes you just have to keep moving. Sometimes that is a challenge in and of itself. Recently, I learned that even the simple act of walking can make a world of difference. In a world where the latest fitness craze is found on a website or in a crowded gym, sometimes all you have to […]

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Dadlete Backyard Basketball 

I have always loved basketball. The first hoop I ever owned? It was a breakaway rim that my father got from a co-worker. We had no backboard or pole, so my dad attached it to a hunk of plywood, we painted a square on it, bolted it to a ladder, and tied that ladder to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]