Tag: Inspiration

Eating Dinner as a Family

Eating Dinner as a Family

I was fired up awhile back. I started this post in 2014 and haven’t come back to it because frankly I forgot about it.  So the other day when I was going through my blog “drafts” I noticed it, reread it and got re-amped up […]

A Quote for 2020 – Teddy Roosevelt

A Quote for 2020 – Teddy Roosevelt

Most of you don’t know but I joined Rotary. Yeah, I know, sounds so big and adulty. We have a great group called the “happiest hour” because we meet for drinks on the second Wednesday of the month usually at Duke’s in Bellevue (optional to […]

Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

AOM recently had a post that really caught my attention, like a lot of their’s do. This particular one was a list of books the founder, Brett, read more than once all the way through. Some for inspiration, some for additional clarification, and some he […]

30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

My wife and I have this strangely fun thing we do around the house. She is REALLY GOOD at getting rid of things and is always thinking of ways to streamline and simplify our way of life. But she also likes to shop. So what […]

Manly Smells and Memories

Manly Smells and Memories

I was thinking about a post I read on what makes a smell “manly.” My son Austin is taking a Psych class and they studied smell, odor, and attraction. This of course made Dominica happy because she had read similar facts that we are attracted […]

The Boy Who Can’t

The Boy Who Can’t

Found this the other day and as a father of 4 sons, it really rang true. Dads – our job is to raise boys who will become confident men for themselves, their families, and their community. “The Boy Who Can’t” From Boy’s Life, c. 1920 […]

Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

A little motivation for the week. I found this (somewhere) a few years ago and stumbled upon it again and thought it was appropriate. Who is Control of your Happiness? Who is in control of what makes you feel good? Today, let’s talk about how […]

Success – Where can you add 1 Degree?

Success – Where can you add 1 Degree?

I had to share this…we can always use a pep talk on what success is and isn’t (Check out this great piece from John Maxwell’s blog too).  I know I have been meditating a lot about this principle lately. I have been reading biographies, anecdotes, and profiles […]

Cyprus Travelogue – Forgiveness

Forgiveness Growing up with my Molly, my Irish twin, there were times when, believe it or not, we fought.  Yelling, arguing, pushing, shoving, name calling, and all sorts of other typical brother-sister stuff. My dad was a truck driver for the Spokesman-Review (Spokane’s home newspaper) […]