Chicken Kabobs: 100% Healthy and Guaranteed Moist

Using a tried-and-true approach, based on a 4,000-year-old track record from India, will guarantee your guests are not gnawing on rawhide meat. If you’re a nube on the grill and tried cooking chicken, there’s a 65% chance your meat turned out dry and tough. Birds can be a bitch on the grill. If you glaze... 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.

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 →

It’s Time for Fathers to Drive a Truck Through Their Insecurities

The soul searching, heart-wrenching and second-guessing taking place has to stop. It’s time for dads to apply a heavy dose of common sense and bravado so we can all get on with life. John Wayne, a.k.a. 'The Duke' When you read the headlines that appear on some father-related websites and social feeds, it seems like... Continue Reading →

Your Boss Told You to Check Email During Your Family Vacation? Seriously?

Read that headline again… if you even thought about agreeing to check email when you’re vacationing, let’s take some time to think this through. This scenario played out in my career and the shocking part was, the man who asked me to check email was a world traveler. We started working together a year before... Continue Reading →

When the Opportunity Arises, Shift Blame to a ‘Circumstance’

Published today on The Good Men Project, I invite fans of The Father Apprentice to check out the article I penned for them. It is titled: Pro Tip: When the Opportunity Arises, Shift Blame to a ‘Circumstance’ If you find the provided advice to be helpful, I'll hope you'll give it a like and share... 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 →

Teaching Self Defense: A Lesson for Dads Everywhere

My son was threatened at school, and like any parent and I wanted to ensure my son would be able to defend himself if things got ugly. This resulted in an extremely humbling lesson for… the parent himself. Bullies suck I knew this day would arrive sooner than later and it brought back memories of... Continue Reading →

Bourbon-Pepper Pan Sauce and NY Strips: A Vegetarian Nightmare

It was on a cold and snowy Sunday when I made one of my first proper pan sauces. Thankfully, it did not suck. Frankly, that’s all I aim for as an amateur chef, and the cooking Gods will smack me down if I associate the word ‘chef’ with my name ever again. This dish turned... Continue Reading →

The Father Apprentice, Featured on The Good Men Project

I'm pleased to share an article featured on The Good Men Project. It is titled, 'When a Father's Legacy is Built from Scratch.' If you like what you read, kindly share it with others. This organization is dedicated to parenting and espousing the benefits of strong father figures. Click here to read the story: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/when-a-fathers-legacy-is-built-from-scratch-kpkn/

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