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Listening, not just hearing
05/31/2016|Co-opCultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsMoustacheness

Listening, not just hearing

Listening, not just hearing

This month’s co-op blog is that of communication. Take a moment and look at communication from LifeonWard and Ryan Ropero’s point of view.   When we (Ward and I) spoke about writing on communication, the first thing that popped in my head was that of communication with my wife. Like most married couples, we at times communicate well and then not so well other times. I am reminded of a sermon that a friend of mine preached on. Now before you close the tab because I wrote sermon, hear me out and comment your thoughts at the end… My friend

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Watch your mouth…and your body too
05/17/2016|awarenessCultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Watch your mouth…and your body too

Watch your mouth…and your body too

I don’t want to sound like your father, but when was the last time you said “thank you”? When was the last time you took a minute to hold the door for someone other than a family member? Said yes ma’am or no sir? This is a quality that is slipping away in today’s society.   I know, I know, I get busy and forget to use common manners, but that is not an excuse. If my Mamaw (grandmother) saw me neglecting my duties as a man, she would give me a talking to or have me go get a

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Career Day
05/10/2016|CultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Career Day

Career Day

Last week my daughter’s teacher asked me to come talk to her class in reference to career day. At first, I was a little hesitant. I have spoken many times to groups from all walks of life in my 12 years in the fire service, but talking to my own child’s class seemed difficult. I try not to embarrass my kids in front of their friends and so far I am a “cool” dad in my kid’s eyes. I’m sure that will change here shortly… Public speaking is not my strong suit, so understandably I was a little leery about

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Mother dearest
05/03/2016|CultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Mother dearest

Mother dearest

In lieu of Mother’s Day on Sunday, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for the mothers in my life. When I was a child, my mother was a hard-working woman. Although she worked multiple jobs with inconvenient hours, she was able to show her love and spent her time with my brother and I. If I remember correctly I believe there was a time where she left a job as it was cutting in on her ability to spend time with her boys. That is some sort of sacrifice. It’s time that we show some gratitude

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