Brandon P. Duncan

Brandon is a dad, husband, US Soldier, and co-founder of Dads Round Table. When not knee-deep in one of those things, he can often be found tinkering with a woodworking project, writing, drawing, or Photoshopping something... or napping... or he's hurt himself again... or... something...

Posts by Brandon P. Duncan

5 Best Keyring and Keychain Replacements (Plus 2 Bonuses)

I’m a planner. I look ahead at upcoming holidays, events, the next day’s schedule—you name it. I’m also not ashamed to admit that I probably need to carry a purse. No, not in a “fashiony” sort of way, but because I hate, nay, loathe being unprepared. This inevitably causes me to wind up carrying around […]

Forget the kids! 5 Tips for Parents at Back to School Time

Back to school time can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your work situation, if your kid(s) have stated for the 500th time that they are “boooooooooored”, or one of you just isn’t ready for the crazy schedule to start back up for another year. By now, you’ve probably read a gazillion articles […]

State of Social Part III – Offline Relationships

This is the last of three posts regarding social and social media stuff from me (for now.) Regardless if social media interests you or not, read all the way through this post. There’s a little something for you at the end. The day before yesterday, I talked about how we are failing as social animals, social […]

State of Social Part II – Community

Good to see you again! So yesterday’s post, State of Social, Part I – Coming Back After a Year and a Half, sounded a little like a rant and a lot like desperate plea for followers on Twitter. If you haven’t read it yet, stop now and go take a look so you know what […]

Nice shoes – Short Fiction

A few years ago, I wrote with a few various prompted writing groups (in fact, I even started one called Story Dam). I thoroughly enjoyed the response to my very novice story-writing attempts, but, due to some unfortunate events, I stopped writing and broke free of that crowd. (Long story… let’s just say even adults do […]

State of Social, Part I – Coming Back After a Year and a Half

Do you consider yourself a “social” person? IRL (in real life)? What about on Social Media? There are still a lot of “experts” stating you need to be, but I’m not seeing many folks putting their tweets where their advice is. I recently spent about a year and a half away from writing and being […]

5 Easy Food and Beer Pairings for Summer

Add a little culture to this year’s Independence Day grill-fest and be the star of your gathering! Here is five of the most common fare for the 4th and suggestions for beer pairing categories to offer alongside. Let’s face it. Food and wine or beer pairings are highly scientific processes that not everyone understands or […]

The right tool for the job

This is a prompted story from a writing prompt entitled: “Through the eyes of a child”. We were asked to either write a piece describing a location from the perspective of a child or an alternate perspective than what we are used to. ~~~ …tic-tic, tic-tic, tic-tic… “The damn thing’s getting louder…” …tic-tic, tic-tic, tic-tic… “Annoying…” […]

The United Sticks 1-7; The Turners

Beware of Online Shopping Scams!

It was an average, unexciting Thursday night in the Duncan house—until my daughter almost got scammed online, that is. She decided that she didn’t like or use her iPad 2 enough, so she listed it on Craigslist, hoping for a quick sale. Within a short time, she got a few equally uninteresting questions about the […]