Call it potpourri if you will, or even topic soup. Our 'other' category features a dash of humor, a sprinkle of home projects and tips, and a good helping of articles not found in the other categories. Sit down and enjoy a heaping helping of intentional randomness. It's on the house!

Stay at Home Dad Resume

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Now that both boys are in school, it’s time for me to head back in to the workforce, at least part time.  I haven’t had to look for a job in almost 15 years and the task can be a little daunting.  One thing that I’ve had to do is completely update my resume to […]

How I Cleared Out My Garage

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Order in my house was at last hardly won. My satisfaction and rejoice knew no limits. But some fine day when I went to my garage to take a lawn-mower, I looked throughout the space and was shocked how cluttered it is. No need to say that exultance was over. I believed that my home […]

Christmas Gifts They Won’t Expect

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Coming up with Christmas gift ideas is just plain hard, believe me I know. If you’re struggling to think of some unique ideas for this holiday season, check out this list of awesomely unexpected gifts that anyone in your life is sure to appreciate. A Recipe Delivery Box Give the gift of delicious food—and more […]

A Report in Late November

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Here is my November report from the southeast corner of the Mitten. FRIDAY, November 20, 2015: Today, I shot four videos, each ninety seconds long, which will help publicize my two current projects. I narrate audiobooks and my current project is a deeply moving book by John Thorndike titled The Last of His Mind: A […]

Classy Gifts for the In-Laws

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Christmas is coming soon, fellas, and if you’re looking for the right gifts for your in-laws, peruse this list of amazing gift items sure to impress even the hardest people to buy for. While you shouldn’t have to buy their approval, these gifts definitely don’t hurt in cementing your position as their favorite son-in-law. Read […]

A Simple Act of Defiance

A SIMPLE ACT OF DEFIANCE

My 12-year-old daughter was defiant toward her substitute teacher this week and I couldn’t be more proud. At first glance, that statement would baffle most of us, including myself. Shouldn’t she be a model student when there’s a substitute in class? Absolutely, yes. However, in this particular case, her defiance was the right thing to […]

Gifts for Your Kids This Christmas That You Will Want to Play with Too

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It is definitely true that as you get older, Christmas presents get far less fun. Where as a kid you might wake up to find a Scalectrix set or a Game Boy, once you’re an adult things tend to get a bit more practical. Your parents no longer buy you anything remotely fun, favouring at […]

It’s All About the Block Button

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Fifty years ago, when you wanted to drink a beer, yak about sports, and quite frankly, be with the guys, you went down to the tavern. It was easy to hang out at Mort’s Tavern. It was a little smoky, there was a black and white TV behind the bar with its rabbit ears a-tilt, […]

7 Fall Date Ideas to Bring the Spark Back

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Romance isn’t always the easiest thing to pull off, and some guys have a leg up on others. If you’re looking to put the spark back in your relationship this autumn, check out these simple ideas to make her fall for you all over again. 1. Be Her Personal Chef Take the afternoon off from […]

7 Tips for Great Parent-Teacher Conferences

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It’s early fall, and in most school districts, that means parent-teacher conferences are on tap. Little about education fills a parent with trepidation like parent-teacher conferences. Conferences are a stressful time for everyone; teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Do you want to minimize the stress, and maximize the good efforts of everyone involved with conferences? […]