“Teenagers today outnumber parents who have military training or experience. This is not parenting. This is war.” I am a CommanDoh parent. I have a Master’s degree and a shelf of books on Parenting. So why do I stand in the corner, banging my head? It’s because parenting is driving me crazy. My wife tells me … More We are CommanDoh Parents
Justin Bieber is trying to renovate himself. I call it a Biebernovation. The Biebs has done a more than his share of stupid things: Ordering his body guards to ferry him up the Great Wall of China. Egging his neighbor’s home with two dozen eggs. Yes, that is 24 eggs. Allegedly drag racing while under … More The Renovation of Justin Bieber
I wonder if Customer Service should be renamed Customer Serve Us? My wife and I went grocery shopping last weekend. For me, grocery shopping feels a little like going to the dentist: Get there and get through it without too much drooling. We managed to get what we needed and just as we are … More The 20 Words That May Just Save Your Butt
Think about the Garden of Eden story. You know how it goes: Adam blames Eve. Eve blames the serpent. God blames all three. What would you think? One morning last week, I awoke and walked into my kitchen only to find my son’s backpack emptied of its contents. His books were strewn all over the … More When You Need to blame Someone, Blame Gravity
When animals wander we call them free range. But when minds wander, we call it ADD? Creativity is letting your brain go: Free ranging your brain. For me, when I let my brain do it’s thing, at first it goes blank. Then I panic. What if my mind is an empty vessel, a tin can … More A wandering mind is… What am I talking about again?
I like Christmas but I hate Christmas shopping. I won’t bore you with a long list of reasons for this, but since you are listening here they are: crowds, sweating on each other, searching and never finding, mall food, mall breath after eating mall food, the weather, the parking, aggressive sales people, the sleepy feeling … More 23 Things that are Funnoying
So what did you do this weekend? Sometimes I lie when I answer that question. It is not very popular to say I was bored and I liked it. I like being busy, I like to go places and I enjoy people. But I also like quiet (see my posts on the Quiet Leader … More Boredom and the Beautiful Mind