Participation-Award Syndrome and the Consequences of Entitlement

He got a trophy for showing up… is this the message we want to send to our kids? My son had great T-Ball coaches and I credit them for being patient and committed. They provided solid tips and even one of their parents (a grandfather) got involved in coaching the team. The three of them... Continue Reading →

New Summer Reading Series, Coming from The Father Apprentice

Hear ye! Hear ye! I'm pleased to report that later this week, The Summer BBQ Series will debut on The Father Apprentice. These will represent brief and easy-to-make meals centered around the grill. Everything I've learned that makes grilling easy, and provides a dad the opportunity to be a chef hero, will grace your web... Continue Reading →

Why Two Dads are Better Than None

You don’t have to be gay to appreciate the value of two-parent households when you’re raised by a single/divorced mother. When President Obama gave his second Presidential Inauguration address in January of 2013, my jaw dropped when he mentioned his desire to secure marriage rights for gays. From my perspective, and a heterosexual one, it... Continue Reading →

The Lump that Turned into a Legacy

A parent’s obsession evolved into procrastination… which sadly outlasted her wonderful life, but not before her son followed through and finished a special work of art. My mother noticed a bulge on the side of a neighbor’s cherry tree. She assumed it represented a huge chunk of burl wood and one she hoped to procure... Continue Reading →

Article Published, The Good Men Project: Bullying & Resilience

A previous blog post was published as an article by The Good Men Project: Stop Bullying? Obviously, but Promote Resilience with Equal Vigor We invite our fans and readers to visit http://www.TheGoodMenProject.com to review and to find other terrific advice on fatherhood, relationships, etc.

When Your Child is the Same Age When Your Parents Separated, Pause and Reflect

Published by The Good Men Project, written by Kendall Smith, author of The Father Apprentice. It is the essence of being human – to reflect on our life, judge our long-term decision process and question where we are headed. Milestone years have a way of creeping up and displacing you temporarily when you least expect... 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 →

My Son’s First Smile

Connor The Barbarian, smiling... To the infant child, one recently born, there’s an interesting twist when it comes to how they perceive his/her father. He’s another guy in the room. Doctors come and go, nurses dispense advice, food and diapers but even if the dad is doing everything to help… he’s another guy in the... Continue Reading →

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: