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A Father’s Wish….What it means to be a Father

I was barely an adult when I had my first son. My wife and I were married nine months and two weeks before our son was born. (Yes, the dates matched up!!!) My wife was just 24 years old and I was the bright young age of 23. We had a condo, a new car, a dog named Snoopy and …

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Got happiness? If not, you must read this. If so…read it anyway.

Do you know anyone who is completely unhappy? I mean really unhappy? You know, the real Debbie Downer type who always looks at the glass empty? Perhaps you know someone who is really happy? You know, the type where the world around them seems to be crumbling yet they always have a smile? Well I have been known as the …

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Respect…Where has it gone and what we could do to bring it back

I was having a conversation with a young 19 year old man who is extremely close to me and he referred to one of my personal friends by their first name. As a young adult, I believe he should refer to more established adults by “Mr.” or “Mrs.” unless asked otherwise. Even then, I think they he use the respectful …

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More ways to fix the “Entitlement” Generation

This is a continuation of my first blog post: The “Entitlement” Generation….What in the world have we done and five ways to fix/prevent it. Wow! I am overwhelmed with the response that my last blog post has received. I had no idea that so many people were feeling the same way I do. Thank you all for your input, contributions, suggestions …

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“I need to slow down”….Uh, not really, you need to calm down

Society has become too fast paced, wouldn’t you agree? May people go around saying “I need to slow down.” Truth is, that is never going to happen. Do you think the responsibilities of life are going to lessen? I don’t think so. It’s funny because when my wife and I first had children, we were very young. I was 23 …

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Need to clear your head? Take a hike!

Did you know that the average American walks 1.2 miles a week? That’s right, not a day but a week. Think about it. An individual wakes up in the morning and gets ready for work walking around their house. They walk out to their car that is parked as close as possible to save time. They drive to work and …

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You Know How Much You Know When You Realize How Much You Don’t Know

You Know How Much You Know When You Realize How Much You Don’t Know.  Say that five times fast…Crazy isn’t it but I personally don’t think I have heard any statement in my life that holds so much truth as this one. “You know how much you know when you realize how much you don’t know. Have you ever noticed …