Monthly Archives: February 2011

RULE # 216: Don’t use bcc

RULE # 216: Don’t use bcc This seems like an unusual rule to share with my children, but this is for me an issue which is part a pet peeve, part ethical guideline and part social standard. The way I see it the … Continue reading

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RULE #24: Eat Dinner as a family

RULE #24: Eat Dinner as a family My father traveled a great deal when I was young, but when he was in town we always ate dinner as a family.  I don’t recall many of the meals but I can fondly … Continue reading

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RULE# 18: Learn to make pancakes

RULE #18: Learn to make pancakes I know what your thinking, Dad’s lost it on this one, putting learning to make pancakes as a top 20 rule but I need you to hear me out. There are only a couple … Continue reading

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RULE# 17: Learn to live cheap

As your father I think the greatest disservice I have done for your futures is to not teach you the way to live cheap. By living cheap I have to turn first to my parents who understood the concept very well. Both … Continue reading

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RULE # 121: Buy and read books

Rule #121: Buy and Read Books Today Borders Books filed for bankruptcy. They may restructure their debt and come out of it. or they may just die like so many other book stores have. Writing a entry blog on a … Continue reading

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RULE #111: Not everyone gets a trophy

RULE #111: Not everyone gets a trophy In  recent blog and comment exchange with Matthew I was reminded of a serious issue which I believe as adults you will need to take a stand. The issue that caused the discussion … Continue reading

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RULE#22: Never bring a knife to a gun fight

RULE#22: Never bring a knife to a gun fight As everyone in my family knows this is one of my favorite expressions. It is actually a derivation of a movie quote from 1987’s “The  Untouchables”. “You wanna know how to … Continue reading

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RULE # 37: THE TWO CAT RULE

RULE # 37: THE TWO CAT RULE If you are going to write a blog eventually there will be a moment when you will offend people. I’m starting with this rule to take the suspense of waiting for that moment. Contained … Continue reading

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Hello Kids

In 2010 I turned 50 years old. In the past year I have learned two very important lessons: 1. I will not live forever. 2. Knees and other major body parts are only guaranteed through the first 50 year It’s sort of like … Continue reading

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