I Was Here

Beyonce has a new music video that’s creating a little bit of buzz in the Tweet and blogosphere. The video begins with white words fading onto a black screen: August 19, 2012 World Humanitarian Day One day, one message, one goal. To inspire people all over the world to do something good, no matter how [Read More…]

Recruiting Ain’t Like It Used to Be

5 years ago I claimed that recruiting and managing today’s volunteers “ain’t like it used to be.” I’m sure that any volunteer manager would wholeheartedly agree. At that time, my dad and I co-wrote a book, The New Breed, a nice little tool equipping volunteer managers and coaches to recruit, train, manage… and even fire [Read More…]

Call Me Biased

Call me biased, but I think this YouTube video is hilarious. This video may or may not be made by my daughter and her crazy friend Travis, making fun of LL Cool J’s song from the 80’s, I Need Love. The lip syncing is horrible and it’s dry at parts… but so worth it (my [Read More…]

Talking with Teenagers about Their Music

Parents always tell me, “My kids have those earphones on so I don’t know what they’re listening to.” (I can actually think of several ways to fix that!) Have you tried just talking with them about their music? Today’s young people love music, and if you ever have difficulty getting your teenagers talking… try talking [Read More…]

Laws I’d Love to Break

I’m not a rebel or an anarchist. I understand that most given communities need laws and enforcement of those laws to maintain the peace and freedom within that community. But the fact is… the more industrially and technologically proficient our society becomes, the more ridiculous and unsuitable our laws are becoming! For example, don’t tell [Read More…]

Chick Flicks I Like… but Won’t Admit Publicly

Call me sentimental or even sappy, but I actually enjoy an occasional romance film. The key word here is occasional, probably because Hollywood offers plenty of attempts at love stories… unfortunately, most will just put guys to sleep. But for those of us who are married, we’ve learned that watching a “chick flick” with our [Read More…]

Her Dog… Not Mine

Men don’t talk about it, but they often glean some of their identity from their dogs. That’s why a man should never own a wimpy dog! If only I had known. My wife’s mom called her up a few years ago and announced that her Bishon Frise was going to have puppies. “Do you want [Read More…]

Why Your Wife is Reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”

What would you think if you found your wife reading the new erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey? I’d love to take a poll. Some men would probably be disappointed. “Why is Beth reading mommy porn?” Perhaps, in a world where 87% of men admit to looking at porn each year, many husbands might actually [Read More…]