If you've ever wondered how you can benefit from a plug-in hybrid, and the kind of driving range it provides, here's my story driving behind the wheel of an Audi hybrid.
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 →
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 Emergency Fund: What You Need When the Sh*t Hits the Fan
Money well spent is also well saved if you do so before a financial calamity. Why every family needs a plan and how best to save for it.
Drumming with my Son for Pandemic-Related Charities: Great Beats and Life Lessons
A drum-oholic father passes along a family tradition, and by doing so provides his son with the reward of a life lesson—help others when others need it most.
Let’s Designate 2021 as the First “Teacher-Appreciation Year”
Parents are learning firsthand the value teachers play in the lives of our children—let’s reward them with an entire year to celebrate their role in our communities, and give every single one of them a raise.
In The Post-Pandemic World, What Will We Think About Money?
We live in a culture that is fixated on making and spending money. If Convid-19 doesn’t make you question some basic assumptions about the purpose of money, nothing will. So, what’s the point of it on the backend?
Traditional Retailers are Getting Crushed by Amazon… Because They Suck
A recent retail experience left the author questioning why anyone would prefer the traditional and mortar retail experience.
The Father Apprentice Finds a Home: Familius Publishing
Familius Publishing will represent the publisher who brings The Father Apprentice to bookstores around the country.
The Secret to Buying a Home? Ignore Your Realtor and do This
If you’re banking on two salaries to afford your dream home, here’s a suggestion that represents a smarter approach. Many parents have gazed in wonder at the dream homes their realtors show them. The quartz countertops, reasonable commutes and fantastic school systems come with one glaring obstacle: the down payment. Realtors will bend over backwards... Continue Reading →
Plastic Killing our Oceans? Bad. Old-School Lunch Tins? Awesome
The less plastic, the better. An old-school product, endorsed by The Father Apprentice. #SchoolLunch #HealthyKids #PlasticOceans #KidsAndFood
The Best Product to Counter the Early-Rise Child
He rose from slumber at 6:30, then 6:00 and then 5:30 am. The madness had to stop, here’s what worked for us.
When Karma Impacted my Career
In the business world, Karma is a rare commodity given how competitive it can be. This is a story about one person’s selfless decision that helped someone stay employed and the reciprocation that took place on the backend. When you’re told you have four days to either find another job at the company or pack... Continue Reading →
The Fast and the Ferocious: Driving the Tesla S Model
The only thing I’ve experienced that compares, in speed and sophistication, is the Maserati Ghibli. But there is no comparison - The Tesla’s Model S is the bee’s knees. I saw him several times driving around town in his Tesla. He glided across our pothole-stricken roads with a perma-grin on his face when I waved... Continue Reading →
You Make X, Save Y: When You’re a Dad, ‘Y’ Matters More Than Ever
This a story about a family that represented tightwads back in the day. They referred to this treasured tradition as being, ‘frugal,’ but when you’re a teenage kid, you define it as ‘cheap.’ The best expression I ever heard that referenced frugality was, ‘alligator arms.’ I.e. one’s arms are too short to reach into one’s... Continue Reading →