Expect a disaster … or not

By Philip Pfanstiel There are a lot of experiences in life that we don’t see coming, we soldier and suffer through and then something strange happens when we come out the other side… we are … [Read more...]

Democratic Dad

I think Tyranny has gotten a bad rap. The truth is that a dictatorship is a very efficient and effective form of government. Much more than a sloppy democracy could ever be. The short run results … [Read more...]

Wo! Men are Weak

I couldn't disagree more with the saying that women are the weaker sex.  Looking at the evidence, it seems clear to me that men  are superiorly weaker. We are better at being weaker.  Yeh Men! But … [Read more...]

I humbug Santa

AKA - Why I killed Santa and would do it again I just finished e-mailing my brother John, who is currently on deployment with the US Army in the Middle East.  He had called earlier today and then … [Read more...]

Exceptional People

This week I have car duty. For a teacher this means I have to make sure parents pick up their children in an orderly fashion and that no one gets squished like grape. I don’t mind the duty, but I … [Read more...]

Six Observations

Today was a "daddy day" (this is what we call days where mommy works and I take care of the kids).  Normally I stay up till three in the AM and am a zombie (but not the fun kind) until 11 AM.  Last … [Read more...]

Success in the Struggle

I often wonder why me?  Then I'm reminded why and I shut my trap.  Life can be a great breeding ground for self pity, whining and bitterness - or one can enjoy life. It has become very clear … [Read more...]

My wife is awesome

We had a full day this Sunday.  First we had our neighbors over for lunch.  We've wanted to have them over for lunch for years but there was always something.  Well, we had them over and had a great … [Read more...]

36th birthday remembered

Thanks for all the birthday notes. I had a great day. Called my mom (who had a SMALL part to play in my birth), played with my kids, prayed at church, planned my family's future, napped w/ my boys, … [Read more...]

Cleaning the Cracks that Crap Causes

Note from PAP: Please forgive my toilet language but there are only so many synonyms for poop... My son, Luke, gets a diaper rash when he lets his poop sit in his pull-up for too long. My wife or I … [Read more...]