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Show 54: Birthday parties, memory maker or chance to show off?

Birthday parties.  We have all been through them, from the cute 1st year party that means adult drinks and hovering over a cake smashing kid (fun) to the house full of other peoples kids and the nefarious goodie bags.  As

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Posted in Dad, Daughters, Emotions, Friends, Holidays, Parenting Fails, Social Behavior, Sons, Uncategorized

Show 53: Random Shite; Fred Williams Redux

Fred Williams comes back to join the guys this week.  We had no agenda, so we pestered Fred into giving us a look into the annual Solar Bears ride across parts of NC.  This group gathers annually for a 3

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Posted in Charity, Dad, Discipline, Emotions, Friends, Motivation, Social Behavior, Travel, Uncategorized

Show 52: Helicopter Parents, how to not get caught in the rotor wash

You know them.  They hover like the Seal Team 6,  swooping in for the swift run, shoving their progeny out of way and go in guns blazing to rectify whatever issue tweaks them.  They must protect the poor fragile children, who

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Posted in Beer, Dad, Dating, Daughters, Discipline, Emotions, Family, Fatherhood, Parents, Social Behavior, Sons

Show 51: Leave ’em alone. When adults flee!

There comes a time when your wee offspring are too old for a babysitter.  You as parents agonize over leaving the kids unattended, even for a 30 minute trip to the store or for takeout.  You take the risk, it

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Posted in Beer, Daughters, Discipline, Family, Fatherhood, Friends, Holidays, Motivation, Neighborhood, Parents, Sex, Social Behavior, Sons, Teen Driver, Travel, Wives

Show 48: To Drink or Not To Drink

Drinking adult beverages is something we excel in.  We love the beers and boozy drinks, wine and food pairings, and for a lot of us of a certain age, its the only sin we have left! But being a responsible

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Posted in Beer, Dad, Daughters, Discipline, Fatherhood, Parents, Social Behavior, Sons

Show 44: A beautiful day in the neighborhood

**Confession**  I screwed up.  I forgot to post.  The dog ate my reminder.  There was a rip in space-time continuum.  Life got in the way.  Here is the post that was supposed to run last week, but now runs this

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Posted in Family, Friends, Neighborhood

Show 39: Leverage, What to use when all the discipline runs out?

We all get to that point.  No amount of punishment, threats or actual, gets through to our progeny.  They continue on a path that we may not agree with, whether it is not performing well in school, or not following

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