Real Stuff My Dad Says 48: Receiving Criticism

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[display_podcast]Dad and I are horrible golfers.  I mean terrible.  The words “stupendously dreadful” don’t come close to describing the damage we do to a golf course and a scorecard any given weekend.  Therefore, we’re taking lessons.  Each week, we place ourselves under the tutelage of our respected local golf pro.Now, you’d think that with as high of a scorecard that we tally up each time we hit the links, it would be easy for us to adhere to the instructor’s advice.  However, often th … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 25: The Gift of Sex

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[display_podcast]Sex is a “hot” topic, but among some couples, it’s a subject they evade.  The way we view sex can determine whether we are fulfilled in it or avoiding it.  If we were injured in this area as a child, it may be more difficult to enjoy a healthy relationship as an adult.  Allowing pornography into the mix can also hinder an intimate relationship with our partner.  Also, do we feel loved and appreciated by our spouse most of the time or so we feel noticed just when they want som … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 47: C.S.I. Relationships

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[display_podcast]Just like a perpetrator in a crime scene, we leave our “finger prints” behind in nearly everything we do – including in our relationships.And, just as C.S.I. detectives attempt to deconstruct a situation and try to figure out, “How did we get here?”, we tend to do the same in our marriages, as parents, as friends and co-workers.The answer to this question often lies within the fingerprints hidden all over our lives.As my dad often says, “What you do now will impac … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 23: The Love/Respect Cycle

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[display_podcast]On a scale of 1-10, with one being low and ten high, how would you rate your relationship with your spouse?  Is it what you imagined when you married?  Aside from the normal ups and downs, would you say you have a great relationship, average or it’s just not what you had hoped for?  If it’s not what you want right now, that can change.  You may be caught in the love, respect cycle.  Let me start with a story.Susie and Warren were at it again.  This time the blow up happen … [Read more...]

An Examined Life: Jeffrey Jena

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[display_podcast]Comedian Jeffrey Jena is Jeff’s first victim as they reminisce about their hazy early days in stand up comedy – which leads directly to memory loss due to getting older and frying brain cells when they were younger.But how does this affect people who tell jokes for a living?What happens to the jokes that no one gets?It’s all very scientific, really.  The joke continues its motion without anything impeding its progress until it gets dissolved into the ions of the a … [Read more...]


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