Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

It’s that time of year again: Cinco de Mayo. Margaritas, tacos, and tequila will be had. Many Americans will celebrate a holiday that they know little about which has been the cause of the occasional controversy. I’ll be prepared to get asked questions and provide answers. The top three questions I get asked Continue Reading →

First Two Weeks of Being a Dad

I’ve survived my first 2 weeks of being a dad. For me, fatherhood is a journey that I have been on since I first found out I was becoming a father and a dad. The adventure kicked off in a whole new way with baby Alexander’s physical arrival. Fatherhood and by automatic Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 15: Advice from Yore

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Come up with your own Cabinet of Invisible Counselors. There are innumerable great men from history who we can learn from today. When thinking about your life or pondering some question or problem, yes, go to actual mentors and friends, but also take in the advice Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 13: On Worry

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Perform a mind dump of everything you’re worried about. From the leaky dishwasher to your family member’s poor health — get it all out. Dwight D. Eisenhower did it, and it significantly helped him manage his stress. Just as your body needs to…cleanse itself of waste, Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 8: Career Plans

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take some time today to reflect on your career. Jot down a timeline of it, including all the ups and downs. What was your best experience? And the worst? What would you like your future to look like, in terms of your career? If you’re a Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 6: On Manliness

The challenge for Day 5 was to write a personal letter to someone and I kept that challenge for my self. So, we’ve skipped a day and moved on to challenge number six. Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Pick a quote from our 80-ish quotes on manhood and reflect on why Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 4: Self-care

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Via negativa; today, pick a habit that you’d like to eliminate from your life. Bad habits are like armpits, we all have ‘em and they all stink. Whether cutting soda out of your life, or putting a stop to your porn addiction; either way, as with Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 2: Six Word Memoir

I have to admit that I had a good start on this particular post since I had done this activity before. Today’s AoM journaling challenge: Continuing to work within that idea of constraints, try to write a 6-word memoir of your life so far. This idea is rumored to have Continue Reading →

Happy February!

February is thought of as a month to appreciate love and loved ones. In celebration of that theme, I am posting the video of the Free Hugs Campaign event that I was a part of back in June 2012. The campaign reaches out to others under the premise that,  “Sometimes, Continue Reading →