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Building A Better Dave



A funny look at relationships, marriage, divorce, love, sex, life, dating advice, and the weird thoughts that pop into Dave's head when he is sleep deprived. Never longer than 15 minutes, and guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, think, or groan. Life is too



Last Build Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:14:09 +0000

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A New Look at the Holidays

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:13:37 +0000

Today I share what it was like to go through the holidays ALONE last year. As horrifying as that might sound, there were some perks. In this episode we talk about What happens when you really  decorate the tree Those really annoying Jewelry commercials with Kevin and Brenda Who is buying people cars for Christmas? Really? […]


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Whambulance

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:51:32 +0000

With the election finally over, I’m amazed at how people are reacting. I’ve voted for people who didn’t win. I didn’t riot. I didn’t cry. I realized in four years I’d get to try again, and for the most part, the banks own all the politicians, and it doesn’t make any difference any way. But […]


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If You’re Happy and You Know It

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 03:24:23 +0000

Today I talk about a negative voice in my head that just always seems to be there. Always. Lately something has not felt normal. Something was weird. Something didn’t feel right. It turns out the thing that wasn’t wrong, was there wasn’t something wrong. I’m not dreading going home I’m not under lots of stress. […]


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Brian and Linda: Marriage Advice from the Divorced Guy

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:15:17 +0000

Last weekend I was driving to the place where I ride my bike. It beautiful. I get out there, relax, and enjoy nature. This week I was driving and I passed signs for Brian and Linda’s wedding, and then the reception. I thought of how happy Brian and Linda must be on this day. It […]


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Why Is Everyone Fighting?

Wed, 11 May 2016 02:20:53 +0000

I went and saw Captain America Civil War, and I missed Batman Vs Superman. Why is everyone fighting? What is up with that? I also talk about “The New Normal” and why old people are grumpy. Dave shares an email that really scratched his itch. Purchases Through this Amazon Link Help Support This Show


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Hostile Territory

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 01:09:18 +0000

Today Dave shares his insights from a tip to Michigan where Toyota owners are not exactly welcome. Really? This is how you get me to purchase your car in the future by punishing me? Then my phone went into roaming…. Why is channel 2 in Japanese? You’ve got to watch the Netflix show Making a […]


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The High Road is Covered in Goose Poop

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 04:29:41 +0000

It’s been 5 months since I’ve documented my life. I’m trying to do this without throwing people under the bus, pointing fingers, cause in the end – it doesn’t matter. I am now divorced. Pointing fingers will not change that, so I take the high road and wish the best for my (oh, good God […]


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50 and Falling Apart

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:50:09 +0000

I remember my Toyata Corolla. It was the first car I had with power windows and air conditioning. A little old lady (seriously) owned it before I did and I drove the crap out of my car. I remember when the windshield washer fluid pump went out. Then I got a crack in the windshield. […]


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We’ve Come A Long Way Baby!

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:32:45 +0000

What kid recognizes Fred Flintstone? Why are there still Flintstones vitamins. Check out these old commercials with Fred Flintstone smoking Doctor’s smoking commercial Operation Commerical Purchases Through this Amazon Link Help Support This Show


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The Other Side of Christmas

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:06:41 +0000

I ruined an Angel. I did. There was an Angel in my mother-in-laws bathroom. Its been there for years. One day while peeing, I looked up and noticed it had something (maybe a book) in its one hand, and in the other it had a candle with no wick. A candle with no wick, and […]


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Chasing the High

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:56:38 +0000

Today I share a story about playing an outdoor festival with my band “The $ugar Daddies” on a July fourth weekend. We headlined this outdoor festival. The bad news is nobody had tested the power going to the flatbed truck along with the power so that by the time my band took the stage we needed […]


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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:39:33 +0000

This week I am home alone (feel free to put your hands on your face and make a face like Macaulay Culkin). I did something I hardly ever do. Nothing. I sat on the couch and petted my cat. It is here where I learned why I love working on my next project. This might […]


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Unbelievable Crap On TV (again)

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:20:53 +0000

John Lovitz, Lisa Rina, and other people time have forgotten are now on a show where they sing music you don’t want to hear. The part that blows me away is the audience made of 20 somethings who are shouting like someone is paying them money (oh wait). Does Lisa think that some casting director […]


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I Miss Talent – American Idol is HORRIBLE

Thu, 22 May 2014 22:23:38 +0000

Last night I did something I have never done, but I watched the American Idol finale. I thought I would hear the best of the best, but found out that many of these people can’t sing. I was also blown away at the deterioration of Paul Stanley’s voice (of the band KISS). It was shocking. […]


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What My Mother Meant to Me – The Original Building a Better Dave

Sun, 11 May 2014 05:00:12 +0000

When I was 24, my mother passed away from her second (well technically third) heart attack. It was April 27, 1989. It had been 6 years since she had passed. As someone who talks in public for a living (teaching technology) it didn’t seem like a stretch to take two of my passions (teaching and […]


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Do We Have to Become Our Parents?

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:01:21 +0000

Today Dave returns to talk about turning 49 along with topics such as Back Hair Seeing your Dad when you look into the mirror. My 8th Birthday I swore I would never make a child of mine have  a birthday like m eighth. My Dad was a long distance truck driver and in 1973 there […]


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Taming the Tongue

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:49:51 +0000

I am amazed at how much there is in the bible that basically says shut up. Keep it to yourself, and how much damage you can do with your mouth. The fun thing is how do you learn to keep your mouth shut without going off the deep end and feeling like what you have […]


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THANKSGETTING

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:23:38 +0000

Today Dave share’s about his new health kick (and why he decided enough is enough). He also talks about the demise of Thanksgiving, weird “Christmas” songs. Dietbet I’m in a Dietbet that if I can lose 10% of my body weight in 6 months I have a shot at earning some cash. How much? There […]


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Nothing Personal

Sat, 28 Sep 2013 04:15:04 +0000

Today I talk about how I keep having people in my life including my family, friends, and finally a church group keep telling me, “It’s not personal, but we don’t want to work with you.” I’m trying to understand what I’ve done. I’ve always thought I was a pretty nice guy. I’ve got a good […]


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A Tribute to Dudley

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:25:56 +0000

I had the hard task of putting my dog of 14 years to sleep. I’ve had him since he was a puppy. This little Schi-tzu was the best dog I’ve ever had. He  has been there with me through thick and thin. No matter how bad the day was I always new a wagging tail […]


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I Got Shacked

Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:58:05 +0000

There is a weird law in the universe. The large the hurry you are in, the better the chance that the employee at Radio Shack will grill you on your phone plan on the way out the door. After being a joke for every comedians in the future about them asking about batteries, they switched […]


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30 Year High School Reunion

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 02:48:01 +0000

I’m reading about how you identify with different things. When these things disappoint us, we feel stress. Here in Cleveland Ohio we refer to Cleveland Browns Stadium as the “factory of sadness.” The sports teams we identify with do not meet our needs, and we are stressed out watching them. So I got to hang […]


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Charles Ramsey For Mayor

Thu, 09 May 2013 23:56:06 +0000

First things first. I am NOT taking light the horrible situation these women went through. What I’m pointing out is the media, and asking the question, “Do they help create these monsters?” Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight are free. Praise God. On the other hand, I commend Charles Ramsey for doing the right thing. […]


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1.7 Billion Pounds of bacon

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:08:07 +0000

Have no fear, bacon is here! With Americans gobbling up more than 1.7 billion pounds of bacon each year, Destination America brings bac on buffs what they crave with an all-new series, UNITED STATES OF BACON. Each episode features our hog-wild host, Chef Todd Fisher, as he road trips to cities across America in search […]


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Bathroom Humor with Coy Mathis

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:58:29 +0000

Today I talk about a story I heard about Coy Mathis who is a boy who has been living as a girl. Coy is six years old. I could care less about Coy’s lifestyle, but I do get frustrated that we now have to label our bathrooms with the type of equipment you were born […]


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Zombies in Vegas

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:40:52 +0000

NOTICE: There is 6 seconds of silence at the beginning of this episode (the mic was not pressed). Don’t crank up your speakers or your head will be blasted off. I went to the new media expo. I love the expo. I am not a fan of Vegas. I saw many things that made me […]


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Where Is Dave At?

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:52:54 +0000

In this short mobile episode I am at a place where I went in to eat lunch, and listen to podcasts. I had my volume up all the way, and the music coming from the sound system over-powered my headphones. I couldn’t hear my podcasts. This lead me to ask, “What is up with all […]


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I Don’t Want to Freak You Out

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:42:14 +0000

Today I talk about the frighteneing situation where my wife had a “fake” heart attack. It looked like a heart attack, smelled like a heart attack, but in the end it was her gallbaldder. Looking back, I didn’t want to freak her out when I thought she was having a heart attack. Meanwhile she was […]


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Hungry For America

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:45:08 +0000

I just got voting today and was amazed at the number of people who were on the ballet to be the next President of the United states of America and I had NO IDEA who they were. I had never heard of their name. I was amazed. The whole process kind of made me sick. […]


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Dear Gay Fan

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 03:43:11 +0000

Dear GayFan, I’m sorry I offended you. I was only imitating my friend Fausto from the Feast of Fun podcast http://feastoffun.com I got to hang with Fausto and Marc in 2005. Two truly awesome people who took the fun of the night to a whole new level. Instead of focusing on our differences, we focused […]


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The Power of the Boo

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:56:40 +0000

Today I talk about how I was at a football game and we all joined in on a good old fashioned BOO! Oddly enough nothing changed. The referees didn’t change their call. Did this ever work? Back in the 1700s if you shouted BOO at someone, were they obligated to change their mind? Also on […]


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Fun at the Football Game

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 05:00:13 +0000

The nurse and I attended a football game (as the senator play claronete in the band). This week we were the visiting team and the home team was having a homecoming week. It was interesting. So this week I’m shaing my thought on: Cheerleaders: How many minutes into that first game does to take for […]


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You’re Awful – Do You Want Your Own Show?

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 04:28:11 +0000

Today I talk about a few things 1. I will be moving home soon. I will be separating my office from my house. 2. The nurse lost her job – thank you Oboma Care! 3. Honey Boo Boo is the devil Mentioned in this podcast Weight of the Nation Video and Book Purchases Through this […]


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Every Day Should be Mother’s Day

Sat, 12 May 2012 19:35:32 +0000

Its little old Dave again, just reminding everyone not to blow off Mother’s Day. For whatever reason I decided to do the math and see how many years my Mother has been gone. It’s been 23 years. I had her for 24, and for whatever reason this bothered me. From this point forward I will […]


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Whacky Bible Stories Part 1 -Samson and Delilah

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 02:39:53 +0000

In today’s podcast I talk about how the Old testament is full of jacked up, hard to believe stories. I was listening on my Youversion app to Judges today and heard the story of Samson. I don’t know if you consider him a bible hero (this website thinks so), but in this story we learn: […]


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Put Up or Shut Up – It’s Time to Get Weird.

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 03:19:51 +0000

????????Today I talk about some “Weird” things that have been happening like thousands (that’s four digits) have been awarded for my wife and I to go to an INTENSE marriage counseling in Texas. I heard about a national marriage expert named Mark Gungor, and days later he was calling me on the phone. I had […]


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Courage & Stupidity

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 01:20:00 +0000

Note: I originally released this episode, and (and this is why I hate talking about the present) I was asked to edit out a portion that didn’t agree with some people’s “truth.” If you for whatever reason you get this episode again (I don’t think you should if you’ve already downloaded it in iTunes – […]


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The Ripple Effect

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:06:22 +0000

????????The last thing I want to do is go into 2012 talk about 2010, so I want to kind of jump to then end of the story. This story has been somewhat depressing, and I could spend HOURS going into details, but I’d rather get back to the sarcasm and yuk yuks. On November 28th, […]


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Defeaning Silence

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 04:11:02 +0000

After spending what seemed like eternity in my one night of jail, I waited and waited for them to come open the cell door. I had to give back my uniform (I was bummed as I wanted a souvenir), and prepared to go before the judge. I sat in the same room where I had […]


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Through His Stripes

Sat, 19 Nov 2011 20:29:26 +0000

There is a Bible Passage that I learned about through the Rock Band Stryper. It’s Isaiah 53:5 Which states, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Well today we talking about the stripes […]


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The Policeman is Your Friend

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 04:32:34 +0000

Today I talk about the worst day of my life (or definitely in the top 5). It started out as a wonderful day. I had a great day at church, I stopped by Play it Again Sports and found a BRAND NEW Total Gym, and not one of the those cheap ones that you find […]


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The Prelude

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:24:13 +0000

I remember at my orientation for the Pastor school. One of the graduating students stood up and said, “Protect your marriages.” Satan does not want you to be a minister, and he will attack your marriage. Well good old Satan, if he is nothing else, he is predictable, and reliable. He came at me with […]


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Crap Cannon of 2011

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:22:25 +0000

I’ve got a feeling, a feeling I can’t hide. The immortal words of Paul McCartney (Not only a great singer/ songwriter – and my favorite Beatle), but one of the best screamers in Rock and Roll. I’ve haven’t put out a better Dave since August of 2010. Wow. That’s a long time. When we last […]


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Family Fued

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 23:58:58 +0000

Today I’m going to do something stupid and talk about my family on my podcast. This involves moving my father to a long term health care. I live an hour north west of my father and brother. Instead of going with the location I found that was about half way between the two of us, […]


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Role Reversal

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:20:17 +0000

It’s funny when you have young kids. How do they get your attention when they are hungry? They scream and cry. You can shake keys at them, put on Barney (or whatever the latest kid tv is), bounce them on your knee and NOTHING matters unless you solve their one problem: THEY’RE HUNGRY. This week […]


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The Wildest Ride of My Life

Sat, 24 Apr 2010 23:11:30 +0000

I spent the weekend with a bunch of Humor Writer at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. I had an absolute blast. I sat in on a session or two. One was lead by Jerry Zezima (Columnist and author of the book Leave it to Boomer). I have a new appreciation for authors. I do my […]


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Just Plain Hungry

Sun, 14 Mar 2010 11:24:49 +0000

Today I talk about a lovely trip to Chicago where we stop at a Burger King to get something to drink. When we go back to the to the car only to find our GPS missing. We noticed the homeless guy near my car, and like my GPS he was also gone. Now don’t get […]


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Half Way To Dead

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 04:13:08 +0000

I will turn 45 in a little less than two weeks (Feb 8th). I’m starting to feel like Andy Rooney. Looking back at my life here are some thoughts: Every phone had a chord on it. The phone RANG. There were no ring tones. Movies were about $5 and if you didn’t see it at […]


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Just What I Always Wanted

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 04:40:09 +0000

Today I talk about a gift I got for Christmas. I’m going to be 45 in a few weeks, so I know I’m “Half way to dead.” However, what does it say if someone gets you the clapper? I mean the commercial shows some woman who sits up in bed and claps the light off. […]


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Problems Vs Annoyances

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 21:46:23 +0000

Today I share a voicemail I got from a friend of mine Fred Castenada. He is a great guy, great entrepreneur, and has tons of experience. Fred is a Vietnam veteran. Now when I say Vietnam I don’t mean the fun, wacky Vietnam you see in the movies with guys smoking cigs, and joking around […]


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Dave the Baptist

Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:57:08 +0000

?????So where have I been? Well I got a job I hated, and now I have a job I love.  Then the dog ate a whole box of Trix, and then a WHOLE chocolate cake, and then decided to throw up on the couch. It’s been fun. The road to happily ever after has taken […]


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Can I Help You?

Fri, 04 Sep 2009 17:13:22 +0000

Today I talk about the sport of having sex when you have children in the house. I also relive July 1972 when the Stones came to town. I wasn’t allowed out because of the hippies. Most people talk about the oldest child having very strict parents, the youngest having it too easy (and getting spoiled) […]


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A Relaxing Float Down the River

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 04:23:33 +0000

Today we finish up with stories from my honeymoon. This time we relive the “relaxing” trip we had riding inner tubes down the little river in Pigeon Forge TN. We had a great time. We have the scars to prove it. We talk about scooter and his death defying dives, taking people out of the […]


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Dolly Greedy Parton

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 20:40:23 +0000

According to an AARP article Dolly Parton is worth between 200 and 400 million dollars.  She has done some fine things with her money like she has donated millions of books for parents to read to their children. She created Dollywood and the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge Tennessee which I’m sure brings in some […]


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Who Wants Pancakes?

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:35:07 +0000

Diane (my wife) and I  headed off for our honeymoon. Destination Pigeon Forge Tennessee. It was about a 9 hour drive and on the way we listened to the radio, and finally popped in an audio book about making your second marriage work.  It helped pass the time, and kept us alert. We got to […]


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My Wife’s Name is Diane

Sun, 05 Jul 2009 23:36:46 +0000

Today I’m playing snippets from my wedding to the lovely Diane (formerly known as “the Nurse”).  The wedding day is a bit of a blur. Everything went off without too much stress. The honeymoon stories will be following (much more entertaining than the wedding ceremony probably). So here is what you get: The Vows “the […]


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Two Things to Avoid

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:21:19 +0000

Let’s count the people who had had their lives take a turn for the worse after having a reality show about their life. If your show gets an audience, it seems to ruin your life. Nick and Jessica Simpson (divorce) Dave Navare and Carmen Electra (divorce) Jack and Kate + 8 (c’mon – Divorce) The […]


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So This is Parenting?

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:33:47 +0000

I went to a concert and saw a small girl who was just F A T. I watched and she shoveled more pizza, pepsi, brownies, popcorn into her pie hole. When she went back for more, her Mother (finally) said no. The girl cried. Mom caved. It was sad and hard to watch. I had […]


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Student Centered Learning

Mon, 11 May 2009 19:21:18 +0000

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I Lost the Little Guy

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:01:18 +0000

Today I talk about how my life has not been very eventful. Then my ex-wife called me at 3:30 in the morning to let me know that a dog (that used to be my dog) was lost. She had let him outside, but she couldn’t find him. Now the interesting thing is, this dog had […]


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Surviving Your Wedding – A Guys Guide

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 15:42:55 +0000

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Check Please!

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 04:01:19 +0000

I’m typically a hard person to find speechless, but when my Ethics teacher presented us a blog posting about a Japanese video game called “Rapelay”  where the goal of the games was to rape women and force them into having abortions. I grew up playing Monopoly and operation.  I was speechless. I mean how does […]


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My Imaginary Friend

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:44:44 +0000

When I was growing up I was always amazed at how adults were fascinated about me having an imaginary friend. So I made up a friend that made no sense (he lived on top of a water tower). This delighted the adults. The more ridiculous the story, the more they would laugh, and I like […]


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Mushmouth You’re Fired

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:20:42 +0000

Today I talk about some horrible movie I had to watch for my education. It is some skit done by professors at the University of Akron. The fun part is one of the professors has a horrible speach issue. Now I don’t want to be insensitive, but this guy would be good to work the […]


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The Last Semester

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:50:20 +0000

Today I talk about the struggles of my last semester at college. I got quite the run around, and when things were back on track I was grateful, but curious as to why I never received an apology. I also talk about the joy of paying thousands of dollars for classes that are absolutely crap. […]


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Dick Clark’s Rotten Eve

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 18:10:55 +0000

Today I’m talking about my New Year’s eve. I was watching Dick Clark’s rockin’ eve hosted by Ryan Seacrest. It was fairly horrible. The interesting thing is when I was growing up Dick Clark was for the younger people and Guy Lombardo was for the old folks. Now Dick Clark is for the older folk […]


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Sex, Drugs, and Christmas

Wed, 31 Dec 2008 22:13:50 +0000

Today I come to you with the demented slant on Christmas music. This was caused by hearing the same 14 songs over and over. I mean I love Andy Williams, but not for four weeks straight. It turns out that while rock music is about Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll, Christmas music is the […]


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Greedy Santa

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 01:25:43 +0000

I was very surprised when I went to the mall and saw there was no line to sit with Santa. Santa looked pretty good (probably an out of work financial consultant), and I thought “Let’s get our picture taken.” It would be interesting to see how things have changed since you sat on his lap […]


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She Said Yes

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 21:55:27 +0000

Today I talk about me popping the question last week to “The Nurse” and she made me very happy by saying yes.  Today I talk about the absolute guys view to engagement ring shopping. There is a strange aerobic dance that women do when they put on a ring. She loves choices. I mean she […]


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Your Kids Are Not A Weapon

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 16:54:21 +0000

Today I talk about something I keep on seeing. I keep seeing divorced parents using their children as a tool to get back at their ex.  This is truly amazing when I think about it. You are so focused on your own grudge, and your hate of your spouse (deserved or not) that you will […]


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Calling in Some Favors

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:38:13 +0000

rent a car bulgariaToday I talk about some interesting “coincidences” that happen as my old car died (199,009 miles ) and I got approved for a car loan (I couldn’t even get a best buy card a few months ago). And I needed a reliable car as I drive about 400 miles a week. Luckily […]


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Sex with Mom And Dad

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 00:42:56 +0000

I’m not making this up. MTV has a new show “Sex with Mom and Dad” where Daddies little skank has been knocking boots with her boyfriend without protection so we bring in Doctor Drew to get her to talk about the details of her sex life with her parents. They are so proud that she’s […]


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Fixing the Credit Crisis

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 05:47:58 +0000

My New Name is AIG So the US Government is broke. Here is a solution: Instead of giving 85 billion to greedy pigs on wallstreet, why not give it to everyone who is an adult in the US? (301,000,000 people). Give the government 30% (so they get 25,500,000,000 back immediately). This would leave everyone with […]


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I’m No Jock

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:33:43 +0000

Being a sports fan in Cleveland is a painful experience. We have the Cleveland browns who start every year losing every game. Then they kick into gear and back their way into the play offs and lose in the first round. We have our basketball team with Lebron James. He’s from Akron (thank God, now […]


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Garbage In Garbage Out

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 19:32:38 +0000

My sister in law teaches second grade. Did you know the parents of students that get flunked can veto the flunk and send them into the next grade? It’s true. Why? Because nobody wants to make children feel bad. There is no accountability. She had 17 out of 27 students last year that didn’t speak […]


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Flight of Ideas Friday

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 19:03:29 +0000

This show originates from www.betterdave.com  Words are fun. I want to know who gets to decide when a word is officially a word. I was at a Cleveland Indians game and the other team had a guy named Chone Figgins. (his full name is Desmond DeChone Figgins ). Why do we name the first poo […]


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What Would Shawn Do?

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:42:08 +0000

My Cousin’s memorial service was people explaining how Shawn was “being Shawn” and tale after tale on what a great friend he was, and how he just didn’t care for rules. He definitely would color “outside the lines.” So as I walked away from the service I thought, “I could stand be to a bit […]


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When I Grow Up…

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 19:58:51 +0000

Normally I don’t talk about things that involve other people, but this weekend I attended a great event. I went to a family reunion with the Nurse.  I had a phenomenal time. First thing first this family takes the time once a year to get together and catch up. How cool is that? In a […]


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He Was Here A Minute Ago

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 05:06:43 +0000

I lost my cousin Shawn Steinmetz this week. He was 33, and has two very young daughters. It was a freak bike accident. He was here a few weeks ago for my nieces graduation party, and now he’s gone. I don’t have all the details, and in reality it doesn’t matter. Hug your kids. Call […]


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Kids Are Like Electric Football

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 09:37:53 +0000

Today I introduce you to my new Great Nephew. He sure is little. It really drove home the point of how absolutely life changing kids are. I can honestly say that at age 43 I’m glad I don’t have this kind of responsibility that is soooo 24/7. I talk about how “The Countess” has made […]


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