DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #3

Dear Granddaddy, why are my parents and teachers always on my A**? Jorge – a really frustrated teen VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1byJiSpK9g&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=3 Hey, Jorge, I’m feeling your frustration, buddy. As a teen I felt like that, too. Heck, I still feel that way as an adult sometimes. Believe it or not, I still have parents […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #2

Dear Granddaddy, what has happened to our youth these days? Bobby S. concerned educator   VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mFExw-mP8o&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=2 I’m sure most of us adults sometimes wonder if the world has changed too much, and if our youth have strayed too far from where we were as young ones, right? You want to know something funny, […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #1

Dear Granddaddy, what makes you qualified to write a teen leadership advice column? Mike B. Parent   VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PuI5O6C7_o&t=5s             Well, first of all, let me start by saying that I believe every one of us has something good to say. Every adult can offer good advice to someone. Trust me when I […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 22)

Blog 22 Week 9 Regular Season Freshman Year             Well, we survived shoveling our 640-foot dirt-driveway in the frigid cold, snow, and ice this weekend. But outside of doing what we had to do to survive and be able to function in another New England storm, there wasn’t much else happening for Dakota. The […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 21)

Blog 21 Week 8 Regular Season Freshman Year     Dang! Just as Dakota was starting to turn the corner and really step up his game! This last weekend might have been his best performance in a varsity tournament so far… But here we are again running into some very frustrating obstacles at the beginning of […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 18)

Blog 18 Week 5 Regular Season Freshman Year             This is a different kind of week. It’s Christmas vacation, and we’re all surrounded by delicious weight-gaining food. And the wrestlers, including Dakota, are not exempt from this holiday phenomena. Dakota is really struggling with his weight this week, as I’m sure the rest of […]

The Cyclical Father-Son Storm

His icy cold stare His fierce determined look He’s fearless I admire that; he drives me crazy   He’s 3-feet tall and 30 lbs His small bark resonates, “No, I won’t!” My bigger bark echoes, “Yes, you will!” He’s fearless I admire that; it drives me crazy   I engulf him in my shadow again […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 6)

Blog #6  Preseason Week 6   It’s Monday night again, and once again Dakota and I are back in the car heading to another pre-season wrestling practice after consuming another dinner in seven minutes or less. These pre-season days are so busy. As a matter of fact, all of these autumn back-to-school days are busy. […]