Archive for 'General Interest'

When You Grow Old

Posted 18 July 2014 | By | Categories: General Interest | No Comments

What did you want to be when you grew up? What do your kids want to be? How do you guide their choices in that regard? I’ll tell you what I wanted to be at one point in my youth. I wanted freedom. Specifically, I wanted to be a hobo — someone who could travel […]

The Blog is Taking a New Direction

Posted 05 December 2013 | By | Categories: General Interest | 1 Comment

I haven’t written on Almightydad for a very long time, but I haven’t had the heart to pull the plug on it.  The fact is that I didn’t think I had anything else to say, and I felt like I had already completed what I had intended in the first place to do, which was […]

Hotel Booking Secrets Revealed!

Posted 05 February 2013 | By | Categories: General Interest, guest posts | 1 Comment

Here we have another guest post from Dennis Yu Sad, but I found out that I flew 306,000 miles last year and spent over 200 nights in hotels. And after a few years of living in hotels across this planet, you, lovely reader, get to benefit from my mistakes. Airbnb.com is disrupting the hotel industry […]

Wheels of Freestyle: A School Assembly that Doesn’t Suck

Posted 02 October 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest | 6 Comments

Remember school assemblies when you were a kid? If not, I forgive you. At least you probably remember the salient point, that getting out of class was pretty great in and of itself no matter what the assembly tried to teach us. There we would sit in the auditorium listening to a boring guy (who […]

Soles4Souls: A Worthy Charity Run by an Upstanding Guy

Posted 24 August 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest | 5 Comments

I‘ve had the pleasure recently to become acquainted with Wayne Elsey, the founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization that has, to date, donated upwards of 15 million pairs of shoes to kids in need around the world. Wayne Elsey was motivated towards charity in 2006 by the Indonesian tsunamis. The one […]

How I got my US passport replaced in only 75 minutes for $237.72

Posted 14 June 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest, guest posts | 6 Comments

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already been to a ton of websites trying to figure out how to get a rush passport. Whether you lost your passport or were just procrastinating, you need a new passport right away. HH Let me save you some time and money. Do not go to one of those express […]

5 Reasons to Start a Blog and another 5 Reasons Blogging is Stupid

Posted 02 February 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest | 11 Comments

5 Reasons you Might Enjoy Blogging:             1. Express Yourself:  If you’ve ever wanted to say something but you’ve never found an outlet, blogging might be for you.  I had a lot to say when I first started blogging, and I haven’t stopped blabbing since.  I’ve written at least one post every day for almost two […]

Attracting Women: Machismo is so Yesterday

Posted 01 February 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest | 20 Comments

      Why is it that the girl you want always seems to fall for the macho a-hole instead of you?  My theory is that she’s stupid, he’s stupid, and you’re mistaken for wanting her in the first place.  That’s a pretty scientific observation, isn’t it?  I probably feel that way because I’ve never been a […]

10 Qualities of Successful Teachers

Posted 30 January 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest | 20 Comments

          It seems that any half-wit can get a teaching certificate these days.  Unfortunately, I see a lot of half-wits also realize this.  Public schools are a mixing pot of teachers who care but stink at teaching, teachers who don’t care and stink at teaching, and awesome teachers who are great because they care and they […]

Yawning is Contagious – Except in the Case of Kids

Posted 08 January 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest | 2 Comments

   A lot of you have probably seen the Mythbusters episode where Jamie and Adam tested whether or not yawning is contagious.  It turns out that yawning is indeed contagious – or, rather, catching (Adam and Jamie’s numbers don’t exactly match the research, but they’re pretty close).  When someone else yawns what you’re doing by […]

Hotels.com: Read the Fine Print!

Posted 02 January 2011 | By | Categories: General Interest, guest posts | 6 Comments

By Dennis Yu and Keith Wilcox               I don’t always post articles about parenting or children.  I also have a passion for warning people about scams.  My all time favorite scam warning is about Multi Level Marketing.  I posted an article a year ago about Send Out Cards (an MLM company) that has gotten over […]