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Why do they say ‘Heads Up’ when I say ‘Duck!’?

I’m often amazed at how people can see the same thing very differently.  Consider for a minute the difference in perspective between parent and child. Just the other day I said to my boys, “You guys don’t eat enough fruits and … Continue reading

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“What’s Our Vector, Victor?”

Like any imaginative kid, my boys picture themselves as movie characters.  My youngest with his glasses and guile thinks he can channel the wizardry of Harry Potter.  And when his other side kicks in I could swear he’s Mr. Hyde. … Continue reading

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Whaddya Mean You’ve Never Tried Sushi?

I’m often amazed at what becomes popular. The music of Beck, flat bill ball caps, Bill Maher and texting instead of talking are just a few that come to mind. For whatever reason, it’s tough to nail down what’s going … Continue reading

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“Mom, Can We Play ‘The Hunger Games’?”

My kids are pretty typical 6 and 8-year-old boys.  They’re growing and active although they like to watch tv and play more video games than their Old Man would prefer. My wife and I have to lay the hammer down … Continue reading

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“Really! The Dog Ate My Homework”

So, the words on this blog have always come from a father’s point of view about the experiences of the Dads’ Bucket List.  Below is a writing assignment submitted by a 2nd grader that’s part of our crew. Sounds like … Continue reading

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“Paddle Faster, I Hear Banjos”

Nobody likes being labeled a hypocrite, but I did it to myself just the other day. While I was driving my kids I told them about how I figured out the Pac-Man pattern on Atari  when I was a kid. They didn’t call me … Continue reading

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“Somebody please get me down from here”

Back in my school days, I had to build a bridge once for science class using only balsa wood and glue.  I spent a fair bit of time on it and was proud of what I’d built.  That was until I showed up to class … Continue reading

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