Inside the 2011 US Embassy Evacuation from Libya

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Goodbye 10 years ago today I put my wife and baby boy on a ferry in the middle of a storm to cross the Mediterranean Sea and the escape the imminent collapse of Libya. After kissing my wife and son goodbye, I stayed behind. I didn’t know when, or more accurately,…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 26: Dad Spotlight: David Gamble Jr. and Diaz Dixon

For the past few weeks here at Reno Dads, we’ve been wrestling with some pretty big questions about how to contribute to the conversation that’s been happening in our community regarding race inequality. Generally speaking, we try to share stories that we hope will connect with families and dads, oftentimes focusing on the things that…

Perspectives on Parenting from Higher Education

I got into teaching English in higher education, in part, because I love learning. College was fun for me, even in spite of its challenges; in fact, the challenges were what made it so fun. Discovering new ideas and new ways of looking at and living in the world were invigorating. They still are— that’s…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 25: Corona Check In

In this episode, we get on the “Zoom Happy Hour” bandwagon. It’s no BBC sing along or surprise Hamilton appearance, but better late than never, right?! RenoDads founders Mike and David, along with long time contributors Josh and Jake, as well as newbie Steve talk about dad life in the current pandemic environment. Dave’s got…

Navigating the Autism Spectrum

Many people may know that April is autism awareness month, but what most of you don’t know is that my son has autism. Don’t know much about autism? Most parents don’t really understand it until they are told their child is on the autistic spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined as “A developmental disorder of…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 24: My Worst Day as a Dad #DadFail

In this episode, we get a bit more “real” with our experiences as dads. Scott and Josh are in the studio to talk about their “not ready for Facebook” experiences — the ones that really make you question your own dad skills and whether or not you’re cut out for this whole “being a dad”…

Be Safe, Explore and Discover the Joy of Cycling!

“Hey kids – watch this!” We can all guess how this story goes, right? About 25 years ago, when I was teaching my sons the joy of cycling and riding bikes, our whole family was out for a ride on a dirt trail. It was a great day – mild temperatures, helmets on and smiles…

3 Reasons Why Family Tailgates are More Than Just Football

It was late August, and I was backing out of my driveway on my way to the first Nevada football game of the 2019 season. As the garage was closing, my daughter, 2, screamed from her car seat, “My Wolf Pack chair!” I stopped the car and thought about it for a second. Does she…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 22: Reno 1868 FC Assistant Coach Chris Malenab

Editor’s note: This story deals with the subjects of depression and suicide. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline by phone (1-800-273-8255) or text (send HOME to 741741). In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and host Jonathan have a conversation with Chris Malenab, an assistant coach…