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2 months ago on Change is in the Air at Inkling Media

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@Lardavbern  I am so very proud of him. Hard to step back sometimes, but so important.

2 months, 1 week ago on Sometimes Father Doesn’t Know Best

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@Robin  I remember being shocked when it happened when I was older, it just took me by surprise how powerful it could be.

2 months, 1 week ago on The Most Staggering Adrenaline Rush…Ever

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@Natalie the Singingfool  Thank you. I go through cycles where I don't write about it. Sometimes I feel goofy and I just avoid it.


But when you are experiencing the real deal, man...

2 months, 1 week ago on The Most Staggering Adrenaline Rush…Ever

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@zoebyrd2  People watching is one of my favorite things to do. Something about it just fascinates me.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Rhythm Of Life

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@Chloe  I appreciate that and I will certainly share whatever rewards come with it. :)


I tell my kids I am disappointed they will never enjoy having me direct them what direction to turn the rabbit ears on the television.:)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Women Who Say They Don't Care About Size Are Lying

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Portland? I suspect this is the first step in the Petro Power take over of Canada.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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@LauraPetrolino @ginidietrich @RobBiesenbach  You can't find good pizza or a decent steak in that city.


However you can find the kind of pizza that serves as a manhole cover or shield. Clock someone with a pie from Gino's East and they are down for the count.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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@AdrienneSmith  A few years ago I might have questioned you but I can see that 50 is within reach.


I do what I can to help the kids, but some things can't be taught they have to be experienced.


I am doing my best to try to minimize the number of things I need. I think it makes for a much happier life. Things never replace relationships.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Do You Know The Difference Between Want & Need?

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@Lardavbern  I don't disagree with that. What grinds on my nerves are the number of people who don't have any business sense at all. When someone tells you that you are going to get great exposure by writing for them you need to do more than just accept their answer.


Or the people who put in 40 hours for a $10 gift card, it just makes no sense.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Dad Bloggers Get Paid To Blog

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@Lardavbern  My apologies for the delayed response. It is definitely natural to worry about them. I worry about parents who say they are never concerned with what their kids are doing and I have heard a few say it.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on What Do Father’s Fear?

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It's definitely surreal to see their picture and new activity but sort of nice in a way.

Two for one? Might have to look into that, always interested in a deal. :-)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on What Happens To Your Facebook Account When You Die?

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@Julie Barrett  I love that 5-d expression. Hope you have a great weekend.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Are You Burnt Out On Blogging?

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@wonderoftech  Yeah, It is a phase. We have too many platforms out there and so much noise it is hard to break through.


But I do believe things will settle and we'll see some sort of adjustment. Thank you for the birthday greetings.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Are You Burnt Out On Blogging?

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@Lardavbern  It is funny how that creeps up on us, age that is. Springsteen intrigues me as a writer and not just musician. Would love to sit and talk with him. Hope you are doing well.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Are You Burnt Out On Blogging?

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@Faryna  Many thanks for the kind words here and on your blog. I very much appreciate them and glad that we are still in touch.


Definitely agree that we age like fine wines.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Are You Burnt Out On Blogging?

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@KDillabough  It is hard not to miss those days because they were a hell of a lot of fun. Blogging goes through phases and evolutions and we are in one now, but no idea where it is going to lead. :)


Thank you for the birthday wishes.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Are You Burnt Out On Blogging?

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@TheresaCahill  You sort of straddled the fence here when you said you voted against me because you also said:


If it weren't for the two comments Feedblitz included though, I may not have come over to put in my two cents. 


But I'll stand by ten years of blogging because headlines are overrated by far too many people. 


The greatest headline is worthless if it is attached to weak content. It is like going to the biggest sale of the year at a brick and mortar and discovering they sell useless junk.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Headline Sucks (and Four Other Reasons No One Reads Your Blog)

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@elleroy15  It is way too easy to get caught up in the news cycle and begin to believe that all is going to hell. I just refuse to do it, no point, no purpose.


Might be fun to be the interesting family.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on What Do Father’s Fear?

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People read the long back story and people read posts with obscure headlines too. Headlines are overrated. People spend too much time writing them and not enough on the post which is why so many bloggers have horrible bounce rates.


Those suckers are just free falling refugees.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Headline Sucks (and Four Other Reasons No One Reads Your Blog)

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@WhitHonea  That sounds like a nice way to help remember her.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on What Happens To Your Facebook Account When You Die?

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@Lardavbern  Thank you and yes I did.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Read The Joy of How To Play With Telemarketers

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@Chloe Jeffreys

Hi Chloe,

I am lucky to have some really good friends, several who I have known since grade school so I can say support exists. If I need to chew on someone’s ear or ask for advice it is definitely available. The bigger question isn’t does support exist, but will we ask for it when we need it.

The guys and I learned the hard way about how we have been socialized. It is not easy to ask for help or admit you need it, especially when you are not talking about something like substance abuse.

If it is about what you do when you have been laid off and are trying to find work you don’t always know what to say. You don’t complain because that doesn’t help, you just work as hard as you can to find work because fathers support their families.

That is the model we grew up with and if you can’t support your family because you are out of work it eats away at you.

Many men won’t talk about that piece, for a variety of reasons. Anyway, I think we are all figuring out that no one has the answers and that much of this is just learning what works for us as people.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Do You Wander With Purpose?

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@geoffliving  It is so noisy and so cluttered we have to consistently look for tools/resources to hold someone's attention.


I have been going through my posts to slowly try and add photos to all of those that don't have one because it makes such a difference. I hear you about the royalty check, I am typically a fan of cash over exposure.

3 months ago on People Scream In Cyberspace But Nobody Listens

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@Faryna  You don't give yourself enough credit. Who really "knows" much about anything.

3 months ago on 83,168 Mistakes Every Writer Makes

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@kdwald  Thank you. It surprised me. I love when that happens, the revelation that comes with putting words on paper.

3 months ago on What Makes You A Man?

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@Julie Barrett  Absolutely. Not always easy to do, but important.

3 months ago on What Makes You A Man?

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@EditMoi  That sounds like it could be a fascinating story. So much to learn.

3 months ago on What Makes You A Man?

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@Moniqua Sexton  Sometimes the most frustrating part (for me) about death is all of the questions it leaves unanswered. I have so many.

3 months ago on What Makes You A Man?

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@imahockeydad  I still don't know for certain. Not trying to be coy or play games, I don't know what it was.

3 months ago on Hyperbole Rules Or Why We Love 98 Rabid Clowns

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@Lardavbern  Hi Larry, thank you. I am unfiltered and willing to write crazy headlines so I think that helps.


I'd be happy to help you get your own fortress. I highly recommend them.

3 months, 1 week ago on Where Can I Buy A Fortress Of Mostly Quiet?

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@CuteMonsterDad  There is much joy in the journey.

3 months, 1 week ago on Fat, Ugly and Stupid Is No Way To Blog

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Which probably explains why my neighbor is mowing his lawn in nothing more than a Speedo.  I want a Fortress of Mostly Quiet and I want it now.

Why yes it can.

3 months, 1 week ago on Where Can I Buy A Fortress Of Mostly Quiet?

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@elleroy15  The road you want to travel  makes all the difference. Wherever you end up you know you are there because you took control.

3 months, 1 week ago on Are You The Master Of Your Destiny?

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@albertraquel  Then I hope you shall write it and share your thoughts and ideas.

3 months, 1 week ago on Blogs & Bloggers That Don't Evolve...Die

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@Lardavbern  If you jump off the derech lots of people will tell you that is exactly why you don't control your destiny, or maybe that is just what they said to me. ;)


3 months, 1 week ago on Are You The Master Of Your Destiny?

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@Likeitiz  I did wear them for 20 years so I have some understanding about them, but I don't miss it much. ;)


I'd like to push middle age to 75 which means I am very much a child and have lots of time ahead of me before middle age comes, not that middle age is all that bad. Imagine the alternative.

3 months, 1 week ago on The Most Brazen Approach To Blogging…Ever

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@AlaskaChickBlog  Thanks! How are things in Alaska? Is it warming up yet?

3 months, 1 week ago on The Most Brazen Approach To Blogging…Ever

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@cynkingfeeling  The computer glasses make a big difference for me, been very happy with them. How about you?

3 months, 1 week ago on The Most Brazen Approach To Blogging…Ever

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@Author Catherine Lyon  Lasik was definitely worth it and has supposedly improved since I had it done 14 years ago. 


Being able to see without glasses is awesome. I love being able to swim and hit the movies without issue.

3 months, 1 week ago on The Most Brazen Approach To Blogging…Ever

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@Ice Scream Mama  I figure if we love to write and we want to improve then we are obligated to ourselves to go where that takes us and if dark essays are it, well then so be it.


Eventually the glasses will come, I try them on periodically. I am sure I'll give in because it makes sense and enables me to be more productive or so I like to think. ;)

3 months, 1 week ago on The Most Brazen Approach To Blogging…Ever

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@MyHalfAssedLife  I can see the future and I am pretty certain I am in your shoes too. Scooching down the bed isn't a horrible idea, I might have to try it when the time comes closer. ;)

3 months, 1 week ago on The Most Brazen Approach To Blogging…Ever

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@Natalie the Singingfool  I have to believe that being true to ourselves is both critical and beneficial to our overall health.

3 months, 1 week ago on The Most Brazen Approach To Blogging…Ever

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@lilangus  This is one of the dumbest, most obnoxious responses I have ever read. 


No one elected you Minister of Feelings. You don't get to decide what is offensive for someone else and what isn't.


Hell I am offended that you didn't cut to the chase because you could have saved us time by just writing:


I guess, what I'm trying to say is, why waste your time on a blog/post about how offended you are by a word?


You might feel differently about Nazis if large numbers of your family had been murdered by them but to you it is just something that happened long ago, right. If you can decide how others feel I guess we can decide how you do too.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Why I Dislike the Term “Grammar Nazi”

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@CortRuddy  Hi Cort. Good to see you here and glad you appreciate it. Sometimes it feels like we are in a very small club that many avoid becoming members of. ;)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Are You & What Do You Do For A Living?

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@Lardavbern  It really does seem to be one of those professions that people are sometimes look askance at. Not entirely sure why.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Are You & What Do You Do For A Living?

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@athomedadmatters  The back porch can be a lovely spot.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Sometimes It Is Hard To Have A Home Office

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@cynkingfeeling  I am all for that.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Do You Miss The Golden Age Of Blogging?

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@Natalie the Singingfool  The best and only "real" advice I have is to just write, not that you asked about  for it. :)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Do You Miss The Golden Age Of Blogging?

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Gah, don't ask my why there are duplicate comments here, freaking technology sometimes....

3 months, 2 weeks ago on List Posts Are For Lazy Bloggers

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