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Happy to hear about your optimism. I think I finally turned that corner myself. Of course, I preemptively blame you. So lawyer up, buddy. My septum has its own lawyer now and is seeking damages.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2013 on Justice is balance at Laid-Off Dad
Great recap. Love all the honesty. It was great to see all of you again. I apologize for not groping you. We can't all be Charlie Capen. One of the things that the mom side of parent blogging has done so well is to integrate the personal voice with the sponsored post. It's not an either or thing on that side, so why should dads be any different. Mr. Huggies was tone deaf. His "marketing channel or journalism" remark screamed old media and had me scratching my head. Then it hit me: this is why shitty ads get approved. Tone deaf people who think they know everything. It's another obstacle in making it okay to be a stay at home dad. This was a much better conference than last year and even if I didn't love all the keynotes, there was always a takeaway for me. That's very rare for any conference. Finally, it was great to see and hang out with all of you and to see all of the new faces and voices. P.s. the test results are negative.
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Dumb. Far better ways to bring change. How about simply asking questions of the administration, e.g., In the wake of Sandy Hook, does this school have an emergency plan in place? When was the last time this plan was practiced/drilled? The school should have immediately called the police.
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Nice. I love the sentiment and the sentimentality.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2012 on Earned at DadCentric
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I'm so glad I missed that workout. I wouldn't be sitting in this chair typing. I know my limit. Mostly. Admirable that you guys would get up early and workout.
Doug, this was one of the best conferences I've been to. Your timing is spectacular. The weather meant we had to interact with each other instead of guns. Which, after meeting so many of the attendees, was a blessing in disguise. Congratulations on a great event and cheers to you for finding the positive. I had a great time. I will be there next year. And I wanted to support you as well.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2012 on Day 15: Swimming in the Texas Flood at Laid-Off Dad
Dude. First, congrats again! Second, you took time to talk to me during a time when I needed talking. That's not smarmy or bullshit. That's nice. And I have taken much of that conversation to heart. Third, outing yourself like this is brave. Good things come to brave people. Unless you were brave in Scotland a few hundred years ago. Still. Face paint is pretty awesome. Fourth, it was great to finally meet you!
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Your final growth is impressive!
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