3 Tips for Young Nevada Bug Explorers

This past weekend, Nevada Bugs & Butterflies opened back up their science center and butterfly house for the season, and my sons couldn’t be more excited. If you’re unfamiliar with Nevada Bugs & Butterflies, they provide hands on experiences with native insects and wildlife to help get kids excited about science and our local environment….

The 6 Things You Need to Know to Look Good in a Suit

I remember being on the high school basketball team (go Colts!) and being told that we would dress like men on game days. What does that mean? Well, for most of us, it meant wrinkled slacks, an oversized button-up dress shirt, and a necktie that was haphazardly chosen and fashioned into some kind of knot….

The Painful Truth About Fatherhood

What the hell?! Why didn’t anybody give me the straight talk about this bullshit?! To all of you seasoned parents out there, fuck you! Lemme explain my perturbed and prickly attitude. First off, I love my children, with all of that crazy instinctual love that makes one willing to kill or die for them. Anyone…

Ask Mr. Emotions Guy: Appropriate Anger

Raise your hand if you have snapped at someone and then regretted it. No, seriously, this is not rhetorical. Go ahead, no one will think you’re weird; it’ll just look like you’re stretching one arm or adjusting your sleeve. Now that most of you have ignored me and skipped the exercise, ask yourself why it…

15 Travel Tips From Former Undercover CIA Officers

Travel season is getting underway and I have seen a plethora of traveling posts about traveling with kids that concentrate on trip logistics (e.g. proper planning) or general tips (e.g. packing snacks for the kids), but few that go into detail on actual security practices that will protect your children and family. Traveling, both abroad and domestically, can…

Did Becoming a Father Change Me?

As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, it’s an appropriate time to take a moment to reflect on the journey of fatherhood. More specifically, we’re reflecting on what life was like prior to becoming a father, and after our children were born. Did we change? Or was our true self revealed? Did we discover characteristics in…

This Father’s Day, Bond with the Kids Over Fun STEM Projects

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and we realize some of you dads may just be looking for a day of rest and relaxation. However, we also suspect many of you will want to enjoy some one-on-one time with the kiddos. So how about some STEM activities that will get the creative juices flowing and…

Review: Roundabout Grill

I had the pleasure of taking the family (my wife and two sons) out to dinner at Roundabout Grill (located on the ground floor of the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno). This is a cool place! When you first look around at the decor, which is on the contemporary side, you immediately wonder if they’re…

Clearing the Air for Our Kids

With a 10-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son both active in soccer and baseball leagues, our family spends a lot of time in area parks. When we’re in our parks we never escape evidence of tobacco debris that’s been thoughtlessly thrown away, whether it’s cigarette butts, spit-out chew, or tobacco packaging. And though it doesn’t…

A Man with a Lot of Questions

It was the first Tuesday evening of 2017, January 3rd to be precise, when my wife broke the news to me: I was going to be a father. When I got home around 7:45 that evening, she surprised me with a gift that she had “forgotten” to give me Christmas morning. It was wrapped inside…

Beards, Beers & BBQ

We had a blast sitting down with the father/son combo, Rob and Mason, creators of Beards, Beers & BBQ, a local show about… you guessed it – beards, beers & BBQ. Each episode, they invite a local guest, and this episode was all ours. But, we flipped the script and interviewed Rob and Mason about…