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Five Reasons To Split Wood

For a few weeks my hydraulic wood splitter was out of commission, so I went back to my “manual wood splitter”, a.k.a. my splitting maul. I’ve realized I miss it like an old friend. I will eventually fix the hydraulic splitter, but I plan on taking my time with it. Here’s why: #1 Splitting Wood … Continue reading »

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Only Bob Costas Should Shop At AutoZone

An AutoZone worker who stopped an armed robbery by retrieving a weapon from his truck said he was fired by the company for violating their gun policy. When I read stories like this — and, yes, there are many stories “like this”, it feels as though society wants to punish heroism and replace every real … Continue reading »

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Customers Don’t Care About Your Problems

My wife hired a guy to mow our lawn. I should have known I was in trouble when I met him. If he were any paler he would have been translucent. There’s something about pale skin and landscaping experience that doesn’t mesh, but I ignored my better judgment. He arrives at my house. I greet … Continue reading »

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A Man’s Work

It is one of my personal credos to never mock the way another man feeds his family. Some of this viewpoint comes from my own line of work (I essentially talk and do card tricks for a living) and some of this comes from having had a father who lived through the Great Depression and … Continue reading »

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Dogs Playing Poker

Don’t forget to give us some Facebook lovin’.Please like us and share us on your wall. Corrupt Canines Cassius Marcellus Coolidge invented those amusement park plywood cartoon cutouts of muscle men or bathing beauties.  The cutouts have a hole for you to put your face. Your stick your face in the hole. Your friends take … Continue reading »

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5 Other Ways To Get Brains

Don’t forget to give us some Facebook lovin’. Please like us and share us on your wall. My dad’s formal schooling ended after the ninth grade. There was a small event, popularly known as “The Great Depression” (you may have heard of this), that encouraged him to get into the workforce at an earlier age … Continue reading »

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Wood For Winter, Part 2

Don’t forget to give us some Facebook love. Please like us and share us on your wall. Back in July there was an OSR post — Are You Old School Enough To Swing An Ax? Get Your Wood Now, Nancy Boy! Now the much awaited part 2. The hundreds of Dinty Moore stew eatin’, Babe … Continue reading »

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Creeds & Codes of Honor

Don’t forget to give us some Facebook love. Please like us and share us on your wall. Creeds and codes are like whiskey. Both are distilled products. Whiskey represents what the distiller thinks is best and most important in the grain. Creeds and codes can represent what the writer thinks is most important in what … Continue reading »

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The Importance of Balanced Goals

I’m guessing she has the sword if the scales don’t balance out right. Success has many traits. It also has many counterfeits. It’s not too hard to find stories about “successful” businessmen that hardly see their kids. The stories are often accompanied by lines like, “No one ever went to their grave wishing they spent more … Continue reading »

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The Uninterrupted Home Office

While you’re here, like us on Facebook & check out the BIG CONTEST page and win! Business vs Family Cash vs Kids Paying for Potatoes vs Mashing the Potatoes It’s a Classic Old School Battle “Keeping your sanity & paying your bills from a home office.” It’s a challenge. I once heard a well-known pastor say, … Continue reading »

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