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Month: September 2011

Partying with Papa Jack

I hope one day I learn to party like Papa Jack. I first met him as he thrust a glass of beer in my hand. “No, thank you,” I objected. “You must have a beer.” “But I don’t drink.” “Tonight you do.” With that he turned and walked away, back toward the party. We laughed. After all, we were here at his invitation. Sort of. We were the wedding crashers. The evening had started with dinner as we listened to the music from the band. Our curiosity eventually got the best of us and we wandered to the edge...

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A Man’s Guide to Diamonds

One of the goals of this blog is to provide advice for men who are considering marriage. Women have strange rituals such as teas and showers where they pass along bits of advice and tell stories. Men usually just shake hands and say “Congratulations.” Then they walk away shaking their head. So today’s post aims to provide three tips regarding one of the first topics encountered when considering marriage: diamonds. 1. Your responsibility with diamonds does not end at the engagement ring. Some men don’t put much effort into buying the engagement ring because they figure it’s the only...

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The Shiver Me Timbers! Pirate Carnival

Ahoy Mateys! Welcome to the Shiver Me Timbers! Pirate Carnival. Monday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. To celebrate, we want to show off some of our treasure. If words be gold, then lay your eyes on the booty below. Have some treasure ye wish to share? Add your link below. Just about anything is welcome as long as it’s not an ad and it’s about pirates. (You might want to include your name in the title as I did below.) Details can be found...

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“Unhand me, you scalawag! Who dares enter the captain’s quart..ers..” Captain Will’s voice trailed off as his eyes widened and his body stiffened. “I’d suggest ye shut your trap. You really don’t want any more visitors at the moment.” Will neither nodded nor spoke as he examined the creature before him. Its grip was surprisingly strong given that it had no skin or muscles. He looked into its eye sockets, unsure if it were looking back at him. He steeled his confidence. “Who are you? Why are you here?” “I’m here about your fear.” “I fear no one!” Will...

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The Real Dangers of Car Buying

Buying a car can be a fun – and stressful – activity for a couple. On the one hand you have the excitement of a new automobile. On the other you have the expense of a new automobile. Any time you mix excitement with expense you have the formula for a nasty argument. But that is not my only concern with buying an automobile. I thought after my wife and I bought a minivan that we could navigate anything. But watching a commercial the other day I noticed something. New cars today can: Present you with a map of...

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