Dear Mr. Man Classics

Fatherhood Friday: Dear Mr. (Coach) Man

September 29, 2009

26 Sep 2009 This is an ongoing series by a bunch of cool Moms and Dads called Fatherhood Friday. Check out Dad Blogs for more details and more great reading.  As I mentioned in my last post, last Saturday was the Upward Flag Football clinic. However, tonight was my first practice as head football coach for football. I have […]

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Sunday Twilight Requiem

September 27, 2009

27 Sep 2009 There is a half moon out on this twilight of a Sunday evening. Dragonflies swarm in a circular pattern over my backyard. A single bird lands in the grass and pecks around for an evening snack. What she finds, I’m not sure. She seems content. The new Los Blancos “Nine” will be lit and relished. […]

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Federal Government: Have You Lost Your Damn Mind???

August 27, 2009

27 Aug 2009 Even with all of the insanity that goes on in our government, I have restrained myself from commenting publicly… Until now.  Check out this headline ( for the full story, click here). Part of the massive, back breaking, deficit busting economic stimulus package that was passed by Congress back in February of this […]

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Discovering My Inner ‘Redneck’ (Just Call Me ‘Bubba’)

August 26, 2009

26 Aug 2009 Country music. A year ago, you couldn’t have paid me to listen to it (well…maybe if you paid me). Although I have lived in Texas all my life and driven a Ford truck for years (is there any other kind?), I have been the consumate city boy. Until…I’m not quite sure when… […]

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Fatherhood Friday: Advice From 6th Grade

August 21, 2009

21 Aug 2009 This is part of an ongoing series of community blogging by dads like me. Check out Dad Blogs to join the cool kids. My oldest child is going into middle school effective next week. She will be a 6th grader. She has been acting “cooler” this summer because that’s how she thinks 6th graders […]

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Women on Wednesday: I Can’t Make You Love Me

August 19, 2009

19 Aug 2009 Welcome to the ”Women On Wednesday” post at Dear Mr. Man. This day is devoted to discussing topics that concern women from a man’s point of view. I will need a lot of help with this (topic ideas, comments, and other feedback). If I am way off base on a topic, you can […]

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44…no…43 Quirky Things About Mr.Man

August 18, 2009

18 Aug 2009 I ran across this in a chain e-mail awhile ago. I normally hit the “delete” button as soon as I get these types of e-mails, but I thought it would be fun and interesting to answer these questions to allow you, Dear Reader, to get to know some of the quirky things about […]

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Fatherhood Friday: “You’re My Favorite…(fill in the blank)”

August 13, 2009

13 Aug 2009 Welcome to Fatherhood Friday.  A gathering of cool dads and moms sharing the joys, pains, and love of their lives as parents. For more great reads, stop by Dad-Blogs and take a look around. There was once upon a time when I used to scoop up my baby girl in my arms, plant sloppy […]

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How About a Post About Absolutely Nothing?

August 10, 2009

10 Aug 2009 I hadn’t been able to write this week. My doctoral studies are taking a toll, but I didn’t want to go without saying something this week. I’m sitting in my backyard now with a cigar and thinking about my online friends. You guys mean a lot to me. A whole lot. Here’s […]

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We Could Have Taken A Nap, but Nooooo…

July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009 -PJ Easter As the kids and I are lazying (new word) on the sofa one afternoon (it was probably a Sunday afternoon, I was teaching them the important Man Skill called “The Art of The Nap”. As they lazyed (another word I made up) on either side of me, The Boy looks […]

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