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Weekly Update: New School, And Sadness Too

Last week was the first week back at school for both kids. With Evan moving up to Middle School and Rowan moving up to High School, there were new experiences for everyone. Rowan’s day now starts at 5:00am, and she’s not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination… And neither is Wendy, so it’s looking like waking Rowan …

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Weekly Update: Melting In The Soccer Sun…

Wendy got back on Wednesday night last week, and we were headed north the very next day with a car loaded with kids, coolers, and clothes. Destination: Orlando, Florida. The 3v3 Soccer Nationals at ESPN Wide World Of Sports. Evan had two games Friday and two games Saturday, followed by knockout stages on Sunday. To say it was hot and …

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Juice Fasting And Junk Fooding

So it’s day #1 of my juice fast today. The goal is three days of nothing but juice and water. I started prepping yesterday by skipping coffee and doubling my water intake. I ate a light lunch and dinner and it went pretty well. I skipped coffee this morning again and starting to get a little headache from the caffeine …

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Weekly Update: Universe Shitting

The universe has an interesting way of shitting on your head just when you think you have everything dialed in and under control. Case in point: I was feeling pretty good heading into this past weekend. We had a full week under our belts without Wendy (who is still in Europe) and the house was clean, the kids were happy, …

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Parents: Quit being overbearing assholes

If I hear the words “It’s a different world these days” one more time, I’m gonna puke. Specifically, from parents when they explain to me why their kids aren’t allowed to do something. It happens all the time, and I think it’s bullshit. I know parents who won’t let their kids out of their sight. They won’t let their kids go …

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Weekly Update: Solo Parenting

It’s been a strange and exhausting week so far. Wendy left for a month in Europe on Sunday, and while she’s flirting around France drinking wine and humping on swarthy Italian men, I’ve been hauling my kids around Southwest Florida in the boiling sun like a mad lunatic. Take Evan to soccer practice. Leave him there and take Rowan to swim …

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Weekly Update: Soccer Junkies

Happy Monday, you worthless gang of deadbeats. Hope you’re weekend went well. Last week was good, but busy. The kids have been all over the place, from soccer to sleepovers. I’m doing lots of yoga and working my tail off on both client stuff and also my digital business. We’re also watching a boatload of soccer. You would think with the …

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Alan Bechtold – Rest In Peace, My Friend.

Alan Bechtold was marketing on the internet before there was an Internet. He started on dial-up BBS systems and built several highly profitable businesses over the years with nothing but his bare hands and his eye for opportunity. Direct mail. Phone sales. Continuity. Ebooks… The list goes on and on… Alan did all of it before most of us even …

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Week In Review: 06/19/2015

It’s been a crazy week, and I won’t lie… I’m glad it’s over.  Mom’s birthday would have been last Thursday. As most of you know, my mother finally passed away last week after a long, long illness. I’m grateful that she gets to move on to whatever happens next, but I’m also heartbroken. There’s some guilt there too, because who …

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The Free Sunglasses Letter

Thought I would share the free sunglasses letter responsible for a complimentary $500 pair of Maui Jim replacement glasses. Be funny and tell a great story… And the sky is the limit! ——————– To: Maui Jim Customer Support Re: My recently deceased sunglasses Dear Sir/Madam: I bought my Maui Jim’s on an ordinary sunny day here in South Florida during …