Weird Dad Yankovic

For those of you that know me best, you realize my innate ability to burst into spontaneous– and usually ridiculous– song, fueled by parody lyrics. It’s a great way to introduce my baby to some of the classics (and some of the also-rans). Here are the songs in “Now That’s What Dad Calls Music 324!” The

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Dadnastics

Even when I was the scrawniest, leanest version of myself, I was never flexible. I may have a hybrid dadbod/old-man/potato-sack thing going on, but becoming a father has given me magical powers to test my limits. Almost all of said limits were created by necessity, but some were for pure sport, spite or the pursuit

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I am Iron Dad! A Lesson in Logistics

For those of you who know me, you’ve probably heard by now that my wife and I had a child. Since this is the Wild West of the open internet (unlike my pretty private Facebook account), I won’t be sharing the baby’s name or any pictures.

Which One Are You: a Scientist or a Lawyer?

I formatted this blog post in a way I have never put a piece together before. To save you some time, I placed my point at the top. If you have the time to engage, the context is beneath it. I hope you read enough of this post to understand the argument the way I’m expressing

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The Pros and Cons of Blogging on LinkedIn AND Your Own Site (Part 5 of 5)

Want to see things from another perspective? This post has an alternate version on LinkedIn. Don’t tell Costanza! I’m double-dipping. This is the first time I have ever published something on both LinkedIn and my own blog. I’m well aware of the duplicate content penalty that search engines like Google use to avoid people copying

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The Pros of Blogging on Your Own Site, as Opposed to LinkedIn (Part 3 of 5)

The right blogging strategy for you is out there! If you’re reading this post, you almost definitely understand the value in blogging. WordPress itself is a huge business, and Google owns another large blogging platform, Blogger (which I’ve hosted blogs on in the past). In a couple posts I recently wrote (one here and one on

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The Cons of Blogging on LinkedIn (Part 2 of 5)

The Shortest History of Blogging You’ll Ever Read People have been journaling their lives online for more than a decade now. If you want to go beyond blogging, you could even say it’s been 20 years. Through GeoCities, LinkedIn, WordPress and everything in-between, there have been countless methods to express yourself personally and/or professionally. With

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Another Long Way Home

Our weekend adventure continues. Just like Star Wars Episode II being right before the Clone Wars, and Episode III coming as they close, these blog posts skip over the exciting part of the weekend (playoff hockey). My journey to northeastern Pennsylvania is here. ********** Saturday, 10:00 pm: I hop on the team bus.   10:26:

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“The Electric City”

DA-DA! Cue the Star Wars intro music as the next two paragraph move up your screen. I learned that despite being 20 minutes away from each other, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Pennsylvania are galaxies apart: Scranton is known as “The Electric City” for being the birthplace of the electric rail car, but shuttles, taxis and buses aren’t

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How I Met the Horrible End of a Great Show

Really, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas? That’s how you wanted your show to end? With the two people least meant for each other in the entire show dramatically back together? With a blue French Horn magically tying loose ends up? With two people who only wanted each other while they were taken changing course instantly? With

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