You never know how many days you have left on this planet. I’ve chased this man for years on dirt bikes. Got to eat a little red Oklahoma dirt yesterday, and then started making a table with him. These hands have carried me at different times throughout years. Not much talking between us except me just listening. I’m not a handyman, and I may never remember all the how to’s of a table saw, but I’ve got so many great memories of being in the barn with the wurr of the saw. #journaling#journal#growth#hustle#woodworking#fatherson
0 234 minutes ago
“I reached for my tape more like a gunslinger going for his six-shooter than a timid (albeit middle-aged) apprentice afraid to do the wrong thing."
🥂⚒We are psyched! Mark’s novel is now available on Amazon as an ebook! .
The answers to living a good life follow the rules of carpentry. .
Mark’s novel about a carpenter’s son connects the late father’s jobsite wisdom to help the son Brendan finally deal with the challenges in his marriage, reawaken his long-lost connection to building, and rediscover how to live a truly engaged life. .
With every swing of his hammer and turned page of his father's notebook, Brendan tries to fulfill a promise to his late father: Rebuilding his late father's old shop into an art studio for his mother. After discovering his father's carpenter's notebook, he obtains the inspiration he needs to rebuild his own life and face the challenges he's avoided as a husband and father. .
Mark uses building metaphors as a guide to living a well-intentioned and honorable life. .
Illustrated how-to of real DIY projects included throughout the novel. .
Link to the ebook is in our bio. .
Back this morning with the boss!! Definitely not ready for the next pour. The temperature dropped through the night. Will have to come back in a few hours to check it again #rivertable#notready#sunday#fatherson
0 64 hours ago
“Cave baby’s lonely . Nobody will play . Dad is busy being brave . Mum says, ‘Keep away.’ “
These lines from #juliadonaldson ‘s ‘cave baby ‘book, are brutally honest . Since the times of cave man , fathers are expected to be brave and away.
The concept of a ‘Present Father ‘ is relatively new . They say 30 years old in the west and may be 10 years old in India . Before that they were expected to be absent , unavailable and their fallibility was the norm and not exception .
Even now , the ones who are being there for their kids have a peer pressure to face , for their availability is often questioned and doubted . Just like if you refuse to indulge in alcohol when others are drinking , you are frowned upon because no one likes your virtuousness which makes them question their own. New fathers are facing something similar too.
This post is dedicated to all such wonderful fathers who are equal parents because what you are doing is making your families happy and secure . They feel valued and desired , not just a burden you have to carry . This new wave is a welcome change so please don’t get deterred by the world which is forever discouraging and distracting . Thank you for prioritising the important and not the urgent.
Tag a wonderful father that you know who should see this post. #fatherhood#newfathers#equalparenting#familycomesfirst#mydaddymyhero#mydaddystrongest#daddysboy#fatherson#dadblog#daddy#delhidads#delhimoms#delhimomblogger#indianmomblogger#fridaynightcolumn#cavebaby
Another major Milestone. Oliver has proven he could be trusted over and over again. This was a no brainer, he got his Licence a month ago and yesterday was his first trip alone to school in his new car. We tired a lot of cars but Kia had a unbeatable lease deal for his hybrid SUV with 49 MPG. With some deposit from him and @angigreene And Me, plus a dealer rebate deal for 2019 models, he is paying $107 a month for this amazing 2019 car. #kianiro@olioiler I acknowledge you for all the good decisions you have made that lead us all to this moment, to trust you and allow you to experience this kind of freedom. Do here is to many more great decisions and freedom. #freedom#dads#fatherson@fatherly#proudpapa#love#parenthood#parenting#family#notspoiled#trust 😆 This was not sponsored by Kia. (Should have reached out ..lol) #paulgreene