Self Control

A friend shared this post from facebook and I thought it worthwhile to pass along…
If we cannot control our own mouths (e.g. we lecture too much, have to prove our point, yell and scream)…how can we expect our children to control their mouths?
If we cannot control our emotions, how can we expect our kids to control their emotions?
… Let’s make 2013 the year we get control of ourselves.
Of course this is sometimes easier said than done as any parent can attest to 🙂

Exclude Categories from WordPress Feed

Want to keep posts from a given WordPress category or categories out of your public feed?  If so, just edit the template’s functions.php file and append this code…

function myFeedExcluder($query) {
 if ($query->is_feed) {
return $query;


This code will keep the category ID=”12″ out of the feed. If you want to exclude more than one category, put them in separated by commas ‘-12,-25,-33′.

Thanks to this page for this tip!

Thankful for Being Blessed

As we enter the stereotypical season of thanks I’ve been looking back at things that we’ve accomplished over the years, and I’ve realized that I have been extremely blessed.  I’m blessed…

  • To have been born in America
  • To be healthy
  • To have parents from a working class background
  • To have had a good education
  • To have married a wonderful woman
  • To have healthy children
  • To have a great company
  • To have a great job
  • To have been taught: discipline, self-sacrifice, and hard work

For any of you that helped to heap these many blessings on me, I say “Thank You!” now, tomorrow, and forever.


It’s my unbirthday!

There’s still time left in my charity:water unbirthday campaign to bring safe drinking water to people in developing countries.  100% of all donations directly fund water projects, and  every dollar is proven using photos and GPS coordinates on a map.

You can even check out the results from my last “unbirthday”

The best gift is a gift to my unbirthday campaign