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[27 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
For Laughs

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Clearly, some dad’s have been more imaginative than I in solving this problem.  Here is a dad who get’s a work out and a self-defense class without leaving the house.
Check it out.

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[21 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Father’s Day

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The book explores what it means to be a father today, and in the process discusses how many dad’s today do not  use their own fathers as role models.  This being, in part, because many of the fathers of our generation were absent much of the time, both literally — working long hours — and emotionally
It made me sit and reflect a bit, about my own father …

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[14 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

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I rushed around the house, showering, making coffee, walking Jasmine, packing up final items, making lunch, and rushing out the door.  As soon as the door closed behind me I had a sinking feeling in my stomach.
I will be gone for …

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[8 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Scent of Milk

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Researchers are now linking the scent of babies to the hormonal modification of their dads, lowering their testosterone and making them more responsive to the needs of the baby.  By triggering dads to lower their testosterone, it takes their minds off of sex and makes them more present for the baby.

On the one hand, no man wants to think …