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 […]

Mysterious ‘Art Ninja’ Caught in California Revealing Craft Secrets!

Michael Voogd - "The Art Ninja"

Breaking News: At approximately 1:00AM this morning in California, artist and Ninjutsu Black Belt holding Michael Voogd launched a website containing an immense amount of highly sought-after (and well-hidden) industry secrets. This site,, reveals 25 years-worth of tips, tricks, and secrets he has learned over a lifetime of artistry—all done through training videos, at-home […]

State of Social Part III – Offline Relationships

State of Social 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

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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

Nice Shoes - Short Fiction Dads Round Table

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

State of Social PT 1 - DadsRT

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

Beer and Burger - Dads Round Table

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 […]

Resolutions start by changing your attitude

Your resolutions start by changing your attitude.

I’ve always been opposed to making New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, read this post and then this one, and you can see that my negative attitude toward them has gotten progressively worse throughout the years. One of our staff, David, even writes that he’s trading in his self-defeating resolutions for a series of “what ifs.” […]

The end-of-year emotional roller coaster is now open!


My wife and I have noticed this happening over the last couple of weeks—it seems like a never-ending full moon lately. People are acting c-a-h-r-a-y-y-y-z-e-e-e-e! I know this is the time of the year when monetary overindulgence kicks in, malls and shopping centers are packed to capacity 24hrs a day, and people who stayed hidden […]