Real Stuff My Dad Says 49: Ripples from a Pebble

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[display_podcast]When I was a boy, my dad and I would sit in front of the TV and watch the show Kung Fu starring David Carradine. In each episode, Carradine’s Kwai Chang Caine would often flash back to his days as a boy under the tutelage of Master Po who would teach young Caine life’s greatest lessons.One such lesson came from dropping a tiny pebble into a barrel of water. How could it be that such a speck of a pebble could send such large ripples throughout the entire barrel?Master … [Read more...]

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...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 29: Clayborn Cox

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[display_podcast]Clean comic Clayborn Cox is new to Twitter and completely out of ideas of what to tweet about.  What are people talking about these days?  What would appeal to the masses?Being from Alabama, he’s not accustomed to caring what outsiders think.More a “jotter” than a journaler, Clayborn has some ideas, though:If you are illiterate, you have to judge a book by its cover Alabama is the 49th smartest state.  I wonder who got 40-tenth. I started a hotline for people … [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...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 28: Sick and Taking Care of Kids

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[display_podcast]David Pendleton and Leland Klassen join Daren and offer some helpful(?) parenting advice.Chris wrote in via Facebook to ask the guys if they could offer some comedic pearls of wisdom for her sister, Lisa.  Lisa is a wife, mom, nurse and suffers from fibromyalgia and was recently diagnosed with cancer.First off, when taking care of children while you are feeling sub-par, never forget that a spoon and an open jar of peanut butter can cover a multiple of meals. (Unless, … [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...]


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