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3 Long-Running Jokes I Tell My Dog After Our Morning Walk

I talk to my dog on our walk. Not like a crazy person carrying on a conversation, but I make observations, crack jokes and basically provide him a running commentary of what I find amusing during our daily trot around the neighborhood. Over the years I’ve honed my routine into three catch-phases I find myself repeating to…well…myself as we walk in the door from our …

My 4 Favorite Things About My New Favorite Podcast: The Jocko Podcast

Who is Jocko? Here’s his bio: Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker and executive coach. He is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, white tea aficiionado and easily one of the most …

These Are The 97 Times I Justifiably Said ‘No’ to My 3-Year-Old on One Saturday

I know it’s a 3-year-old’s nature to be curious about everything and ask a lot of questions. And I know it’s my responsibility as his dad to answer those questions. Lately, I’ve noticed that the sheer number of times I have to answer ‘no’ to his questions over the weekend is astonishing. I’m like a pitcher hurling a steady stream of “no” fastballs at his …