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!

Cargo Shorts are Brilliant

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“Be prepared.” – Boy Scout motto. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Ben Franklin I’d be a dumbass if I didn’t plan for every contingency.” – Maya Banks, Hidden Away Don’t be a dumbass. Cargo shorts are brilliant. They are the Leatherman-Gerber-Swiss Army multi-tool of men’s clothing. They are the seven […]

Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle – Chapter 3 Excerpt

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Melanoma is cancer of the body’s pigment cells; the melanocytes. It’s dangerous- one person in the US dies every hour every day from melanoma. Wherever you have pigment, skin and eyes are the most common sites, you can develop melanoma. Five peeling sunburns in your lifetime doubles your chances of melanoma. If you are a […]

How to Stay Connected This Summer without Going Broke

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  Summer is a time to get out and explore, to share good times with friends and family, and to make lifelong memories. While there are plenty of free summer activities to enjoy, there’s nothing like a traditional family vacation to make the summer great. Unfortunately, it can come with a price tag. According to […]

Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle. Chapter one excerpt.

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A few years back, I had cancer; specifically stage II melanoma- cancer of the melanocytes. Melanocytes are the pigment cells in the body. Wherever you have pigment, skin and eyes are the most common sites, you can develop melanoma. It’s a bugger to treat. No radiation or chemotherapies are available; surgery only. Today, only a […]

The 3-Day Be-Nice Challenge

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Watch this video. The 3-Day Be-Nice Challenge. See you in 90 seconds.  And we’re back. Thanks. We are in the midst of the USA’s ugliest political campaign in my memory and my memory goes back to 1968. If you’d like to do the math, I was ten. According to the FBI Mass shootings have risen […]

Dad’s Guide to Making Extra Money on the Side

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Paying the rent and still having money to go out with friends can be tough, especially if you’re one of the millions of college graduates struggling to find suitable employment. But fear not, because with a little willpower and elbow grease, making a little bit extra on the side is not only feasible, it can […]

Losing a Grandparent & a Safe Place

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One year ago, we laid my beloved grandfather, Pop, to rest. He left an indelible and lasting mark on all those who knew and loved him; he was a man who believed in family, love, loyalty and doing the right thing, above all. He is deeply missed. For the past two months his wife, my […]

KeyKlipz Titanium Keyring Carabiner Review

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Looking for a way to reduce the bulkiness of your keychain? There are several alternatives to the traditional split ring and keychain. Recently I was introduced to a keyring carabiner that has helped me streamline my set of keys. I’ve always used the traditional split ring for my keys because I didn’t trust the clip-style […]

There’s Help if Your Child is Being Bullied

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Bullying is a serious, insidious problem and will probably be with us until the end of time. That’s the bad news. The good news, if there is any when it comes to bullying, is that bullying victims no longer have to suffer in silence. There is a focus on preventing bullying in our schools and […]

Tips & Thoughts for Parents of a Bully or Bullying Victim

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Bullying is not an easy topic for anyone dealing with it to discuss. For our children, it’s embarrassing and hurtful. For parents, it may make you feel unequipped to handle it. But there needs to be a spirit of openness and honesty in our homes if we want our children to trust us enough to […]