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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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I want, I want, I want…
02/27/2016|Co-opCultureDad LifeGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

I want, I want, I want…

Every month I am doing a “co-op” post with a few other bloggers. We are all writing about the same topic with different points of view. There will be a link to the other posts at the end. Now on with the show. As parents, we attempt to teach our kids lessons in life. Sometimes they sink in and other times not. I have been trying to teach my son about how he can be whatever he wants to be when he grows up, but it will require hard work. I am trying to instill in him a drive to

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How to eat an elephant…bite, chew, swallow, repeat.
02/22/2016|CampingFishingFoodGeneral thoughtsMoustacheness

How to eat an elephant…bite, chew, swallow, repeat.

How to eat an elephant…bite, chew, swallow, repeat.

I recently went camping with a friend of mine. It was a cool Thursday afternoon in Florida. I had packed up my equipment, firewood, and food and drove out to the campsite in Princess Place Preserve. As I began to unload the firewood from my S.U.V. , I noticed the sky turning dark. The wind began to pick up and the temperature dropped several degrees. I thought to myself “self, it looks like it’s going to rain.” So I quickly unloaded the rest of the firewood. The temperature dropped a few more degrees and the wind began changing direction. I

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Africa mission project
02/16/2016|ChurchCultureDad LifeGeneral thoughtsMission TripMoustachenessSocial Media

Africa mission project

Africa mission project

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, who is the missionary in Africa, those doubts have evolved into excitement. I am excited to help build this facility that will give these kids

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Life lessons from the kids
02/08/2016|CultureDad LifeGeneral thoughtsHockeyKidsMoustacheness

Life lessons from the kids

Life lessons from the kids

As I attempt to teach my kids about responsibility and character, I am amazed at the lessons that they teach in return. My oldest son was diagnosed with severe peanut and tree nut allergies when he was around 3 years old. Along with the allergies, he also has eczema, which is a condition that causes dry, itchy skin. This condition is made worse with weather changes as well as sweating. With that said, he has a tough time playing most sports. He has done T-ball, basketball, and soccer (which was the worst in regard to eczema). He was so itchy

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Dear Chris…
02/01/2016|Dad LifeGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Dear Chris…

While doing research on my recent post “Men don’t cry”. I asked my dad why I never saw him cry. He said that he has cried in the past, he hid it, so that my brother and I didn’t see. I asked him to think about it and let me know his thoughts. The men don’t cry article was posted on Saturday. My dad was busy and unable to respond before the post went out. This afternoon I opened my email to find a response from my dad. I immediately called my dad and asked him if I could post

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Men don’t cry…
01/30/2016|Co-opCultureDad LifeGeneral thoughts

Men don’t cry…

Men don’t cry…

This is a question I have pondered for some time now. Is it the stigma of guys, that cry makes them weak or vulnerable? Or is it the feeling of judgment? Let’s say a man does cry, then why does he apologize for doing so? These are the things I ponder. So let’s think this out… Why does crying bring into focus a man’s weakness? I tend to think it goes back to earlier generations where men were considered sissies if they shed a tear . My mind goes to the old John Wayne movies, where men were strong pillars

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He said, I say
01/30/2016|Moustacheness

He said, I say

He said, I say

If any of you have seen my Facebook page for Superstache, then you would have seen that Ward and I are starting a co-op blog posts. What is that? you asked. Well, we are picking a topic and then each of us write a post about it. This way you the reader get two view points for the price of one. We will be doing this once a month as a service to you. Please leave comments to let us know your thoughts. If for some reason you are unhappy with a blog post. please let us know why. Now back to your

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