The Genuine Sons

The Unaccounted Consequences Rays of the morning sun begins to peak up on the distant horizon as it begins it’s daily journey across the sky. A myriad of brilliant colors scatter across the sky almost as if they are a reflection of the turmoil in my heart. The news anchor on the fuel pump is…

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Why Dads Are Important

Your child comes into this world, naked and afraid. The only thing protecting your child from dying…….is you. You hold your new born baby in your arms, you look at their tiny little face. You see pieces of you, the mother, and bits and pieces of family members long past. You look into this new…

Why Do We Have Father’s Day?

“Dads are the most ordinary of men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” — Pam Brown

4 Easy Ways To Ditch The Dad Bod

How many times have you read these types of article? They preach to you all the things you should do. You read them and you know you should do what they say, however, there are very difficult habits to change. So let’s start at the very beginning. 1. Change your mindset Changing any habit is…

Why Drowning, Doesn’t Look Like Drowning.

According to the CDC- 10% of drownings are actually watched by an adult, that don’t realize what is happening. Summertime is upon us, the temperatures are up. Parents and children crowd the pools looking for a respite from the oppressive heat. The pools, lakes and rivers swell with children’s laughter. They kick and scream, and…

9 Do’s And Don’ts of Parenting

How many times have you asked your child a question and you get a very simple answer? Just enough of an answer to get you to stop asking questions. While I am not a parenting expert per scholarly degree, I am a father to five, wonderful children. I have one adult child, three teenagers, and…

The Cost Of Success, And The Reward Of Failure

It is done…….. and there is no going back. By all social and materialistic means I am a poor man. The thing about my life is that I have lived a much wealthier life than I currently have. I got to do things a lot of people never have the opportunity to do. I was…

Curriculum Gap? What? We Have A Gap?

What in the world is a curriculum gap? The children wait. Like dogs tied to a leash for too long, waiting to be released. They pull the tension tight, with no more slack available. The final school bell tolls, the leashes are freed and the children are released! They run from the building, screaming and…

The Truth About Immigration

Becoming a United States citizen………… The conference room is filled to the bursting point. Full of immigrants, family members, spouses and friends from all over the world. The people in the room are filled with nervous smiles and anxious twiddling. This is one of the greatest moments in their life. They have waited for years…

5 Ways To Have Fun With Your Kids. (Without destruction or death)

With school out and the children unleashed upon us we have put together a list of some of the best things you can do with your kids no matter how little time you have them. 1. Cook breakfast with your kids Forget about the broken eggs on the floor. Forget about the egg shells in…

9 Fun Summer Activities for Your Kids

No winter lasts forever……….not even this one 9.Giant Jenga If you have ever played and enjoyed the original little Jenga than you will love this idea. It may take a little know how, some tools, materials, and some old fashioned elbow grease. (Here is a link to build your own). But once it is done…

The Dangers Of Social Media

I don’t have enough likes or comments to be beautiful………… Social media is great for people to connect. It is great to be able to keep up and be involved in people’s lives that have moved far away. Social Media has a great approach for businesses to get information out into the ether and find…

The Spotted Horse

Garrett Johnston leaned against the giant statue outside of a run down building. The building was was built in 1949, what used to be white, was charred brown by age. The widows were old and dirty with pieces of paint peeling off around the edges. The place was called Spotted Horse, Spotted Horse Wyoming. A…