Tag Archives: parents

Packing 101 With The Hook.

Packing for a trip isn’t rocket science, kids. (Otherwise, I sure as hell wouldn’t be writing about it.) But if it was, I’d let Commander Chris Hadfield write this post. Come to think of it, that wouldn’t be a bad … Continue reading

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Meet The Greatest Parents Ever.

The tale you are about to read is the unvarnished, chillingly-real truth. The participants are far too stupid to be anything but non-fictional. Saturday, May 23, 8:20 am.  The hallway of an unnamed Niagara Falls luxury hotel. I arrived, cart … Continue reading

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A HARD Start To 2015.

Having three days off before, during, and after New Year’s Eve is great for the mind but tough on the wallet. Fortunately, I returned to the hospitality trenches this morning and Fate was waiting for me with three distinctive and … Continue reading

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How To Travel With Kids During The Holidays – Without Killing Them.

HOOK’S NOTE:  I figured I’d keep the title simple, seeing as parents always seem to have a million thoughts running through their heads at any given time. Moving on… I’m no travel expert like Sarah Pittard and I’m not what … Continue reading

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Family Time: My Daughter Is A Genius.

Of course, many geniuses become mad scientists… A Living Room Conversation Between Father And Daughter My 15-year-old:  Hey, Skippy? Skippy (That’d be me.):  (Sighing.)  If you need money, you’ve picked the wrong summer. Sarah:  No kidding! I have more money … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Nutrition With Timmy.

We spend our entire childhood imagining how cool it would be to be “BIG”; to be able to drive a car, stay up late, drink alcohol or even engage in whatever activities grown-ups get up to late at night when they think we can’t … Continue reading

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This is Only A Test…

This is a snapshot of my life as it stands today. In one sentence intervals. I hope that’s all right. The winter has burned off – finally; let the anything-but-lazy days of summer begin. Corporate drones, gathered for a golf … Continue reading

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