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Author Archives: The Old Man

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  The Omega Man of Alaska My family moved two weeks ago. The new homestead is more than twice the acreage we have now and surrounded by farm land. Our six ducks stayed at the old place (along with the pond) and our three goats came with us (we didn’t give them the new address, … Continue reading »

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You’re Not My Kids’ Dad. I am.

My family and I are moving. This means visiting houses. In our case, this frequently means visiting houses with 5 small boys in tow — our 6 year old, 5 year old, 4 year old, 2 year old and 6 month old sons. (Yes, I know what causes this.) Recently we were at a house … Continue reading »

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A Lesson From Dad

One evening when I was 13 years old my dad arrived home from work unusually late. The bus that took him from downtown to our home didn’t show up because of a mechanical failure. He told me to get in the car with him. Dad was driving the few miles back to the bus stop … Continue reading »

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Women & Sandwiches

This morning began with the Smokin’ Hot Wife, my six year old son, my five year old son, my four year old son, my two year old son and myself in bed. And our chihuahua. The hilarity and fun of it made me think … “How crappy would my life be if I had married … Continue reading »

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While you’re here, be sure to visit and LIKE our Facebook page. Thanks! 40 years and 150 miles from civilization The Siberian taiga in the Abakan district. Six members of the Lykov family lived in this remote wilderness for more than 40 years—utterly isolated and more than 150 miles from the nearest human settlement. This … Continue reading »

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An Open Letter To “Men” That Complain About Overweight Women On Airplanes

I’ve seen dozens of posts or tweets expressing this sentiment: I’m sitting on a plane next to a FAT person …she should have bought two seats …she’s on my seat If this is the kind of stuff you complain about, you need to find a new hobby. Sad and definitely not Old School. This kind … Continue reading »

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Making Fun Home Movies That Won’t Bore Your Friends

(OR How We Made An Epic Bible Movie In Less Than An Hour. Take That, Cecil B. Demille!) The 8mm camera. My dad had one. If you’re my age, your dad probably had one. If a guy in the 60s and 70s wanted to make a movie of a party or vacation, he took out … Continue reading »

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Look To The Ant

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of … Continue reading »

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Do Something

Picture a Barney Fife look-alike, but less muscular and bowlegged. He’s in a dance club. He’s sitting with a couple of buddies. He sees a woman that strikes his fancy on the other side of the dance floor. He decides to make his move. He stands up. Hitches up his plaid trousers in true Don … Continue reading »

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Three Things I Love About Easter

Some days I aspire to be a semi-competent armchair theologian. This is one of those days. #1 Candy Yeah, let’s get that one out of the way. It’s the 800 pound chocolate gorilla in the room. It’s no where as deep as the next two, but I have to think even Dr. Atkins got his … Continue reading »

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