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Appreciate Your Parents

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I know I have talked about this before- but it is so true – you really appreciate your parents once you become a parent yourself. Especially since I’m a “single dad” right now – it is overwhelming. Yet at the same time, kids just show you basic, raw human nature. Want food, sleep, entertainment. And just directly showing that they …

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Preparing for Single Dad Life (again)

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We will be….. Witnessing Single Dad Life Again So the wife is off to INDIA (crazy, yes, I know) for a Buddhist retreat this weekend. She flies out on Thursday morning and will be back “sometime next week” (return flight not booked yet). She says I have experience For those who remember – I went to USA without her last …

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Building The Boy Scouts Website

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Contributing Back To Boy Scouts – Remotely Boy Scouts had a huge positive influence on me growing up. It gave me structure to build on outside of the grind of school. I talk about my boy scout experiences more here and here if you’re curious. And over the holidays I was contacted by my Scout Master – Bill Gervais trying …

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Close Call

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Close Call (Daughter Put a Bead Up Her Nose) Just a normal Saturday evening at home. Reading a book to Miles and Maggie when suddenly about halfway through the book Maggie says her nose hurts. She is scratching at it a bit. Trying to figure out and she says (in Chinese) “toy”. I call Wendy over to help. Maggie explains …

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Rules To Teach Your Son

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Browsing Facebook and found this (from Ray Costa) and want to document it for the blog. For life. For me to remind myself how I should be raising my own kid. and how maybe you can learn and be inspired on how to teach yours! Cheers and enjoy: RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON: 1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting …

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My Son is Meditating!

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So this just happened…. My son is meditating. So the kids are back in school, and of course there is that new stress of going to bed earlier and waking up early for getting ready for school. Wendy saw him a bit stressing out yesterday evening and took him into her meditation room (aka Buddha room). I thought she was …

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Back to School

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Today the kids have just gone back to school – winter break is over! Was hard waking them up this morning haha, they have gotten used to later nights and later mornings over the last few weeks on the holidays. They both really enjoy life here a lot. More outdoors and a house with a yard (not the biggest but …

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Happy New Year – Entering 2019

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I was just reading something in an old journal from the “2000s” – which doesn’t feel like that long ago. Now we are entering the last year of the “2010s” and soon will enter the “2020s”. For me, the biggest reminder of a new year is how fast we are moving in life. And how life doesn’t wait for us. …

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Merry Christmas from Thailand in 2018!

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Just a quick Merry Christmas update from Chiang Mai, Thailand. Evening here (morning in USA) hope to do a call with my parents – video via Wechat pretty amazing when you think about it – you can do a free vide call to the other side of the planet. Last night – Christmas Eve – we went to a nearby …

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Birthday Letter To Mom

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Sent this to my mom but thought I’d keep for the records Dear mom, Hope you are doing well. I love you and hope you had a great birthday. Id love to discuss with you how things have been going here – but I know it is hard to connect with the timezone and other things. So I hope this …