The publisher has made Rookie Father available for pre-orders across a number of respected online retailers. It brings me great pleasure to announce that Rookie Father, slated for release in January of 2022, is available for pre-order via the online retailers further below. In future posts we will share the endorsements Rookie Father has received... Continue Reading →
Rookie Father Blog Post #150! Reflections and Most Popular Stories
A year and a half after starting my blog, I reflect on the most popular stories and where it netted out - with a book deal.
The Darwin Bridge, The Pandemic, and ‘Living’
We lost a symbolic structure to the sea this week. The fact it happened during a global pandemic is quite telling.
A Title Change and Release Date – Rookie Father
With a new title and release date, I'm pleased to announce Rookie Father will debut in early 2022.
Use Empathy To Deescalate Conflict at Work and Home
When someone’s behavior provokes you, here’s a suggestion on how to communicate in a manner that will not result in an argument. The human experience, which is centered on the people we work with and love, is inclusive of one undeniable fact – we bring our personal history to the table… every single time. Photo... Continue Reading →
The Covid Manifesto: If You See Something, Say Something
To keep all generations safe from Covid-19, the onus is on us to speak up so we can better protect those at risk.
My Mother’s Mysterious Chalice – A Story About Family Legacies
A mysterious chalice was discovered in my late mother's home. The story behind it left me in awe.
The Weekend-Warrior Dad: The Ultimate Oxymoron
Some suggestions for weekend-warrior dads... who want to play like they did in the old days but have a challenge balancing work, life, and kids.
Man Cave Essentials: Create Something With Purpose
Anyone can throw together an assortment of boy toys, regardless of meaning, and call it a man cave. It’s more meaningful when you carve out a space that defines who you are and conveys a special theme.
The Two-Week Family Quarantine Promise, and Returning to School
Families who travel during the Summer months will put others at risk for Covid infections when their kids return to school. A suggestion for parents to reduce the risk.
The “Boomerang” Father’s Day Gift—Dividends for all, No Ties Please
The best gift to give your husband or dad is one that does not suck. Here are some great ideas oriented around what I call 'Boomerang' gifts.
Quarantine and the Family Dinner: Guidelines to Maintain Parental Sanity
Despite the fact our son has two ears and only one mouth, he has not mastered the skill to use them proportionately. Suggestions on how parents can maintain their sanity and keep the peace during the era of quarantine.
Kids Taking Advantage of you During Covid? Get Clever—Garlic Instead of Cookies
Social Isolation and distancing, in the parenting world, comes with trade-offs. If your kids are encroaching on the rules during this social-isolation era, provide humorous lessons to maintain law and order… always!
In Troubling Times, The Values to Espouse with Kids—Promote Responsibility
A collective effort to tamp down the spread of the Coronavirus, among ALL members of the family provides an opportunity for parents to promote personal and community responsibility. Let’s embrace it so our kids are better prepared today and later in life.