Category Archives: Fatherhood

#399: Taming My Gremlin: I am NOT my Son’s friend
This is me, trying to be my best, looking at the Gremlins who are attempting to ruin my life.

Merry Christmas! Tonight, I discuss the book, “Taming Your Gremlin,” by Rick Carson (on the recommendation of the, “Mixed Mental Arts,” show with Bryan Callen and Hunter Maats). Bryan and Hunter, I hereby declare myself a White-Belt Mixed Mental Artist. I’m in.

I’ve identified my Gremlin (he looks like the Gremlin from that Halloween Simpsons episode, and he uses his cuteness occasionally against me), and will continue to do so in the coming episodes in an effort to help you tame yours.

I also discuss how there are two kinds of people who will give you parenting advice, and how to tell which ones to listen to. Ultimately, how you react is your own choice. The sooner you realize that, the better. And that includes toxic people at the dinner table. Especially them.



#398: You Don’t Have Problems, You have Challenges

On Sunday, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles lost their quarterback for the season when Carson Wentz tore his ACL. Good news; we’re not done by any stretch, and I have some more thoughts for my son about perseverance in the face of adversity. Enjoy!

#396: Lessons for my Son

This will be the last show before I officially become a father. Time to go out with a bang.

Hence, I ramble for an hour and change about what lessons I wish to pass on to him. Enjoy!

The lessons:

  1. Give the world value
  2. The world doesn’t run on your feelings
  3. Treat women as equals but don’t brown nose
  4. Make yourself happy alone
  5. What isn’t earned isn’t appreciated
  6. Just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s right
  7. Be kind, not nice
  8. Practice active thinking
  9. Practice delayed gratification
  10. Have compassion for others
  11. Learn through rejection
  12. Learn from the past, live in the present, prepare for the future