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What is success?
03/29/2016|Co-opCultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsMoustachenessPlaceroutines

What is success?

This is yet another installment in the co-op blog posts from myself, LifeonWard, One Crazy Adventure, and Nease.   Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word success? When I hear the word success, I think of the people who I surround myself with. I am fortunate to have a supportive wife, friends and family that seem to always put life in perspective when I get overwhelmed. In other words, I cannot be a success all on my own. Just recently, I

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Reach out and ask someone…
03/22/2016|CultureDad LifeGeneral thoughtsMoustachenessSocial Media

Reach out and ask someone…

Reach out and ask someone…

Several years ago I jumped on the Facebook and Twitter bandwagon. I basically joined so that I could keep up with my friends and family. I never took into consideration the events that would follow. As Facebook back then only allowed for users to use their legal given name. I did as was required. Yet with Twitter I learned that users can use whatever name they chose. I had recently grown my handlebar mustache. I was having difficulty thinking of something interesting to use as my user name. My son who was about 7 years old came up with the

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Togo Africa is in need of your help…
03/15/2016|ChurchCultureDad LifeGeneral thoughtsMission TripMoustachenessPlaceSocial Media

Togo Africa is in need of your help…

Togo Africa is in need of your help…

I decided to post this again as I believe a lot of people missed it. This is a great opportunity to help others in need. I have recently been asked to go to Togo Africa in September for a building project. I have a soft spot for going to foreign countries and building facilities to help underprivileged teens. I have done several mission trips in the past, mostly in southeast Asia where I assisted with building projects as well.  This will be my first trip to Africa. I had some reservations in the beginning, yet after speaking with J.J. Alderman,

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Who are you?
03/07/2016|CultureGeneral thoughtsMoustacheness

Who are you?

Most of the time when I meet someone for the first time, they tend to ask in the first 3 questions, What do you do for a living? I used to not think much of it. But the more I thought about it, it began raising questions. Why are we defined by what we do for work? Does your job somehow make you a person worth knowing? Is it that we base our knowing someone on what we can get out of them because of what they do? Or is it that your identity is in what your employment is.

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