The Lone Leader

This isn’t my typical article, just a view on life as I go through it. I promise no protein, eggs, coffee, or tae kwan do. As I figure out this thing called life, I feel that you reflect on things as you experience them.  Wisdom, to me, is truly grasping a problem or concept that you have lived through, viewing it from all possible angles. All of you seem to be on a path to bettering yourself in some way.  When you better yourself, you tend to go against the grain of most people.  Most people seem to follow patterns and will take the easy way out.  Furthermore, I’m finding that as you lead in life, its quite lonely at the top. Today I’ll go over just how I’m dealing with this, why I think its ultimately good, and how you can deal with not only being focused on your goal, but also enjoying the process too.

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A Firefly Named Lulu

“Daddy! Daddy! Look at all the dragonflies!” My daughter exclaimed with eyes full of excitement and wonder as she stared out over our yard.

“You mean fireflies,” I gently corrected her.  We stood for a moment watching the yard glow with the interspersed lights from hundred of fireflies.

“Yeah, fireflies.” She paused for a second, then looked up at me.  “Daddy, can you catch me a firefly?”

“I thought you didn’t like bugs.”

“I like fireflies.  Catch me one, please?” Continue reading “A Firefly Named Lulu”

Home away from Home

Over the holiday weekend, I was invited to a friend’s campground on a lake.  He was hosting Memorial Day activities and invited my family to join.  Upon arriving I felt like I just belonged there.  Everyone was so happy there and while only 25 minutes from my home, it felt worlds away.  It got me thinking on how important a known destination that isn’t your primary home is.

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Get Out of my House!!

For most of us, summer is basically here already.  While the “unoffical” start is Memorial Day, the nice weather makes me want to get outside and do things.  I want to be out in the sun, with the family, enjoying the day and each others company.  Yet, as simple as this may seem, I’m seeing a disturbing trend these days with families, and especially children.  There seems to be a lack in the desire to spend time together outside.  Today I’ll go over why this is a problem, and what you can do to maximize your summer.

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Be Your Own Man

Do you guys know that couple that are always doing something together?  You rarely ever see them apart and they tend to engage in all the same activities together.  Last weekend I witnessed a couple like this.  The guy a legit hard working guy and his fiance a good mom, but they have a flaw; they feel the need to spend every free second together.  This is commonplace for many married couples I see, and in my opinion, it leads to a boring, miserable existence.  Today I’ll go over why this is toxic to you, your wife, and your relationship and what you can do about it.

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A New Direction

With Way of the Warlord over, it frees up my Friday post.  I like the open thread idea but I’ll be using this day for any number of articles. Book reviews, product reviews, insights on topics, really anything.  Today we’ll open the floor to the topic of raising sons, as I have something from my life that I wanted to share.

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Raising A Child With Special Needs

I have been putting off this article, quite honestly, since the creation of AKC.  This isn’t something I speak about often in regular life, much less on the internet, not because I am ashamed or embarrassed, but because I’ve struggled with what to say – with how to broach this topic and do it justice.  So, with that in mind, I’m just going to simply speak about my own personal experience and offer some advice.

My youngest daughter, born 10 minutes after her twin, was diagnosed at birth with Down Syndrome. Continue reading “Raising A Child With Special Needs”

When The Torch Passes

Each family has one man who seems to be the center figure of the group.  Not just the father in the nuclear family, but a guy who is the figurehead of the extended family as well.  At some point you may find yourself in that role, as I believe I have.  Today I’ll explain what this role means, and how to be dependable without being taken advantage of.

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Bible Benefits: An Agnostic’s Review of Bibical Teachings

I am not a Christian.  I don’t go to church and I probably never will.  I’m not a full blown neck beard atheist and I guess if I had to lable myself it would be an agnostic.  All that said, recently I’ve found myself having a more open mind on religion.  There are valuable lessons to be learned and traditional ways of thinking  cannot be ignored.  Today I’ll insights I’ve found in the good book and how I feel they apply.  This is truly an outsiders point of view, but I respect everyone’s religious views.  I intend on this to be a loose series and review of the Bible.  I’ll write about my insights as I read on.

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned Buying My First Home

Currently I’m renting my home and after months of searching, saving, and almost purchasing a nightmare of a property, I have learned a lot about the home buying process.  I’ve finally settled on getting a home built for me that fits the needs of the family, while also being an investment for me to sell in the future.  Today I’ll go over 5 things I’ve learned about buying your first home.  Continue reading “5 Lessons I’ve Learned Buying My First Home”