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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. […]

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Splash

  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 […]