Parenthood


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Jul 17

I’m not sure if this is a sad comment or not

From Marleigh on the way to zoo camp this morning.

Daddy – you haven’t made any new friends in a long time – do you want some help making new friends?

She is good at that sort of thing…


1
Nov 12

A weird thought for our modern age

There will come a time when I will have to tell my daughter that Santa Claus is fake, but Buckethead is real


19
Mar 12

Commandment #1 – Be Positive At All Times

My commandments begin!

And by positive I mean no “Venting”, whining, or complaining about things where you have no influence.  force yourself to be upbeat if you have to.   People have a limited brain capacity and naturally occurring bad thoughts crowd out anything else.  After a while you get talented at being negative, which is a road that leads nowhere good.  Go ahead and evict bad thoughts and negativity from your head as much as possible.  By and large a forced positivity is better than a natural negativity, and will crowd out negativity.

This is very difficult to and I do not always follow through on it, but nonetheless, that’s what you must do.


17
Feb 12

Ten Commandments, 100 Rules, and 1000 Suggestions

As I mostly keep this blog around to bore my daughter in the future, I guess I should start moralizing early.  Towards that end I’m going to start my top ten commandments, one hundred rules, and one thousand suggestion.  It will serve as the definitive source for whatever wisdom I believe in at the time, ordered by importance and severity.