family

From One Generation To The Next

by derek on July 6, 2012 · 49 comments

For those that have read my fatherhood book, which happens to be an Amazon best seller, you will know that one of the things that I enjoy most about being a dad is finding ways to spend time with my two boys. As they have gotten older, our adventures have changed but I feel it […]

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Number One Bestseller On Amazon

by derek on January 5, 2012 · 135 comments

Take a stroll down memory lane and you will recall that I published my first Kindle book titled Dad, can we… 45 Ways to be the Dad Your Kids Need last summer. After the initial announcement about the book, I didn’t do a whole lot with it outside of tell some family and friends about […]

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You Haven't Lived Life If You Haven't…

by derek on December 7, 2011 · 27 comments

You haven’t lived life if you haven’t found love, and when it comes to love don’t wait, take your chances or you will be too late. You will later regret your wait. As life comes, be strong Face the changes. Make wise decisions. That was the past, this is now. Don’t let people drag you […]

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Late last week I officially joined the ranks of published authors…well, kind of. While some may dispute whether or not I have officially become a published author, I can say that I have a book, or maybe more appropriately a report, that is published on the Amazon.com Kindle store for anyone (that means you, *wink, […]

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For most people, taking a vacation is only a dream. With today’s busy lifestyle, hectic jobs and family obligations, who has the time (or money) to fly away to a tropical island, the mountains or a lush rain forest? It is estimated that in the United States, the average worker who is actually at a […]

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Family Fun With The White Sox

by derek on July 9, 2010 · 20 comments

When it comes to baseball in Chicago there is only one choice – well, for those with any semblance of intelligence – and that choice is the Chicago White Sox. Being a lifelong fan, you can imagine how thrilled I was when a friend pulled a few strings for me and was able to set […]

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Standing On Your Head

by derek on April 27, 2010 · 11 comments

Last night the Chicago Blackhawks closed out the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 5-3 victory over the tough Nashville Predators. Heading into the playoffs there was one significant concern about the Blackhawks and that was the fact that their goaltender, Antti Niemi, had never been tested on the big stage. In […]

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Do You Have An SSP?

by derek on February 5, 2010 · 29 comments

With what some would say is the pinnacle of American sports upon us, I want to ask you a question. Do you have an SSP – Super (Bowl) Sunday Party – or do you prefer the quiet of watching the game at home? While I am always up for a party, I would personally prefer […]

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Twenty Ten Honey

by derek on December 31, 2009 · 19 comments

Before we close out the year 2009 and move on to the new adventures that lie ahead in 2010, I wanted to take a moment to send a quick thanks to all of the people that have been a part of my experiences in the last year. Without each of you it would not be […]

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Black Friweek – Is It A Day Or A Week?

by derek on November 21, 2009 · 42 comments

As many of you know, the day after Thanksgiving, known by many as Black Friday, is the craziest shopping day of the year. How crazy you ask? Oh let’s see… It is the type of crazy where people stampede one another trying to grab the last thingamabob on the shelf. It is the type of […]

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