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Weiman Cook Top Scrubbing Pads, 3 count
Weiman Cook Top Scrubbing Pads, 3 count
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought it., April 10, 2015
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Wisdom Beard Dry Oil | Natural Balm, Woodsy Scent | 2 OZ
Wisdom Beard Dry Oil | Natural Balm, Woodsy Scent | 2 OZ
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice smell. Very good hold and shine., April 10, 2015
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A Mountain Moving Faith
A Mountain Moving Faith
by Matthew W. Morine
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Relevant Text, April 10, 2015
Matthew does an amazing job of laying out a pattern of faith development that teens and adults can understand yet still be challenged. His application to the outdoors will intrigue many and possibly even get them outdoors to start a new adventure both with themselves, family and with God. This is a relevant book that is much needed in an age when many just move in the direction of those around them. Instead of "going with the masses" this book will help strengthen your faith in a way that will give it a firm foundation.


Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing
Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing
by Terry Mort
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clever & Insightful, October 1, 2013
Whether you are an expert or a novice, this book will increase your appreciation and grow your knowledge of fly fishing. With a thorough explanation of why this sport is so enjoyed, you will feel as though you are on the water enjoying a few nice casts before turning the next page. With clever wit and insightful passages into what drives us to the water, you'll be glad you read this book.


The Daredevil of City Park (Buckhannon Boys of Summer Book 1)
The Daredevil of City Park (Buckhannon Boys of Summer Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, February 28, 2013
I remember these days and Chris does a good job of painting the picture for me and boys who need to learn to play outside again.


How to have a Good Day Every Day (sort of...)
How to have a Good Day Every Day (sort of...)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Decide to Read this and then Improve, February 19, 2013
This brief self-help/time-management book can help even the most slothful person make positive changes. It is not filled with fluff but gets to the point to make you a better person, employee, and spouse. I particularly enjoyed the segment on having a good morning routine which I believe is THE pillar of a productive day and consequently life. I appreciate the author's take on family and of breaking up your work day. While we think working longer and harder is the key, it is not. We must work smarter and this involves making small changes that snow ball into massive game changers. This book can help you get to where you want to be both personally and professionally.


Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
by Chuck Klosterman
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking Yet Lacking Relevancy but That's the Point, December 18, 2012
Klosterman's take on life through the eyes of a jaded gen-xer is not as depressingly solemn as you might think. It's funny, witty, and in some spots even charming. You could go the rest of your life and never read this book, and some will want to avoid it. (Too many f-bombs for my taste.) These always seem to cheapen anything. However, the rest of his word choice, analogies, and sentence structure are superb.

His essays on The Sims game franchise, Pamela Anderson, and MTV's Real World are more than just his opinion about what's in the cesspool of pop-cutlure. Rather, they are the foundation for his discussions on topics that actually matter. He ponders questions like, "Is Gen-X lost? How obsessed are we with race? Does what we watch on television actually influence how we act?" His answers will cause you to think about your relationship with society at large as it pertains to all things pop. No great answers to life issues, just somewhat thought provoking.

This pseudo-psychological/sociological analysis will make you think and laugh about "The Coolest Generation." We are not the greatest but we are great at being cool, he says. This is indicative in the movies we watch and the music we listen to. Which he also takes jabs at Billy Joel, stating, he was not a cool rocker but he was great and that's why we liked him. On the other hand, he continues, David Lee Roth was cool and we wanted to be like him.

Overall, what he discusses isn't really important but that's the point. Why is Star Wars overrated, what does basketball have to do with cereal, and his hatred for soccer are all just some of the entertaining topics. Plus, they will make you think about yourself and even society. I did find it to be a very narrow-minded take on pop-culture as many of his statements are blanket. I do think he is right to a degree in his conclusions but given that these are one man's opinion, they are obviously not definitive.


The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
by David Finch
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4.0 out of 5 stars You Can Have A Better Marriage. Finch Is Proof., December 17, 2012
David Finch chronicles the life-changing moments he experiences as he goes from an ego-centric, self-centered jerk to an empathic, thoughtful, and caring husband. Lots of men need to learn the lessons in this book and lots of wives would appreciate it if they did.

Finch makes the usual mistakes of only thinking of himself, spending too much time at work, and neglecting the various needs of his family. What makes Finch different from most men is that he is not choosing to be a reclusive bullhead. Instead, Finch does not have the natural capabilities to think of others because he has Aspergers Syndrome; typically referred to as a mild form of Autism.

Aspergers Syndrome is a condition defined by the Mayoclinic as a developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others. Furthermore, people with Aspergers Syndrome typically exhibit social awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in specific topics because of a lack of empathy. In other words, if you tell him to consider the feelings of others, he does not how to do that.

For adults, at least for Finch, he was only interested in what his needs were and his obsessive-compulsive tendencies made his behavior even more unbearable. He was disturbed by the fact that anyone would take a shower in less than an hour and when some friends played their usual board games out of order, he became increasingly agitated. "Don't they know we always play Boggle first?" Biologically, it is impossible for him to think of others. It would be like telling a fish to breathe air. He could maintain the sense of empathy in his courtship days, but to his own admission, maintaining this persona was exhausting once he was married.

The real Finch was released on his unsuspecting, non-OCD wife, Kristen. However, it was because of Finch's love for Kristen that he overcame his biology and taught himself to be a better husband. Men, if you want a happy marriage, learn from what was exhausting work for Finch. You have the talent that he lacked naturally so no excuses.

After Finch was diagnosed with Aspergers, he kept a journal, outlining behaviors that were appropriate and that were inappropriate. Keep in mind that this was not just affecting his marriage. Finch's behaviors were so severe that he would often be late for work by several hours just because he did not know how to dress the kids or behave when his morning routine was out of sync. His wife did everything and it was killing her. Finch had no idea how to think outside himself and had to learn how to do a lot.

Most men don't think of their wives' needs because they just don't. Their's is a choice where Finch, over an almost two year time period, had to train himself to think of others, to be in the moment, and to not freak out when things did not go exactly as planned (those with Asperger's don't like surprises).

Maybe other men do not see the value in considering their wives' feelings, maybe they don't want to make the effort, maybe their wives make it difficult to do, or maybe they are just jerks.

Finch admits that his efforts were not totally without self-serving motives. He wanted to be happy and he realized the only way this would happen is if he made his wife happy. This sort of unselfish love is what every marriage needs. Think of him/her first and happiness will come.

Because of Finch's efforts to please his wife, he remarks that he would often get teased about being, "gay." He would want to spend time with her by doing things she enjoyed, and by having a general interest in her happiness. "What is more `gay?'" he asks. "Watching a movie and then having hot sex with your wife, or falling asleep alone on the couch watching half-naked UFC male fighters go at it?" His point is well made.


Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Fix-the-Way-You-Parent Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults
Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Fix-the-Way-You-Parent Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults
by Larry Winget
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Motivational, October 9, 2012
Known as the pit-bull of personal development, Larry Winget brings his no-nonsense brand of logic to the parenting genre. Winget's primary point, as the title suggests, is that you are responsible for your children. No amount of excuses can change this. He starts off early in the book and makes concessions about the fact that his advice is not for everyone and that he cannot address every single parenting dynamic out there such as parents with special needs children. He admits his limitations repeatedly, but does speak with great authority based on his failures and successes in business and in life.

This book is for parents who do not have control of their children and who want to take it back. However, I would only recommend it for motivation rather than learning actual parenting skills. While 95% of what is in the book is good, the remaining 5%, to use Mr. Winget's words, is stupid. He discusses the importance of your child's signature on a document. While this is good advice, it is not sage wisdom. Another weak point is that much of Winget's words are based on his opinion and Facebook surveys that he conducted. These are good springboards for his manuscript, but they are not regarded as resources for rich family research.

Some of the things he recommends can actually cause people to end up right into what they wanted to avoid. Bad Advice Number 1 - He suggests that adults should live together before they get married. Studies have shown that this does not improve the chances of marital success. Furthermore, it is not even about whether or not people live together but more about their level of commitment and character. Bad Advice Number 2 - He says to let your children figure out their choice in religion. Certainly, a child's faith should be their own, and not their parents', but who knows what a child will come up with if he or she is influenced by the wrong people. Winget is tough on a lot, but with this point he is very weak as children need guidance even in their spiritual beliefs.

He discusses very basic parenting tenets like giving your children a code of conduct, discipline, punishment, and consequences. Some of these items are up for grabs as to how you actually do them in your home and Winget admits this. While Winget appears hard hitting, he is actually only being tough on the parent. For instance, he says that punishment should be the least of what you do, and he is right. If you do everything else well, you should be punishing your child less and less.

Winget is a motivational speaker so his purpose is to motivate. If nothing else, Winget can help you get the confidence you need to be a great parent.


Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge
by Meg Meeker
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read for Every Dad with A Daughter, June 11, 2012
Why does a female MD write a book that helps males be better dads for their daughters? Because she believes we have a lot to offer them, things that can make them great women someday. This goes against our culture's notion that men can't possibly understand their daughters. Unfortunately, men believe this and consequently take themselves out of their daughters' lives in one-way or another. Meeker is helping to remedy this.

In Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge, author Meg Meeker helps men see the God given abilities that can help them be an extremely important part of their daughters' lives. Dads show their daughters what men are, who God is, and how the world doesn't wants what's best for them; only dad and mom do.

The book covers the same topics as her original work, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know. 1) You are the most important man in her life. 2) She needs a hero. 3) You are her first love. 4) Teach her humility. 5) Protect and Defend her. 6) Pragmatism and Grit, Two of Your Greatest Assets 7) Be the man you want her to marry. 8) Teach her who God is. 9) Teach her to fight. 10) Keep her connected. She recommends reading certain chapters in this book. However, even if you don't buy the 10 Secrets book, you get a lot of information from the Challenge book. This latter edition is particularly good for men who don't have a habit of reading. Any man, if he cares to know more about his daughter, will read the thirty chapters, each of which are no more than four pages long.

Each chapter will help you grow as a man, and you will see that this is important because your daughter will someday marry someone like you. As Meeker says, "Women gravitate towards the familiar." At the end of each chapter is a challenge engineered to help dads authentically engage with their daughters. Doing this can be awkward for dads but through Meeker's coaching, any dad can do it. I wouldn't recommend doing each activity one day after another. This will seem fake. However, a well-planned activity based on Meeker's suggestions will do wonders for your relationship with your daughter. Furthermore, some activities are appropriate for younger girls while others are more for older ones. One of Meeker's last directives is to put the book up for a while when you're done, and refer back to it from time-to-time. I agree.

Meeker discusses men's natural strengths without apology and identifies how they counteract the weaknesses of women. While this will enrage some feminists, it also allows her to speak directly to the heart of the dads reading, encouraging them to "man-up." Too many dads sit on their thumbs, and remember, it's a book for dads, not moms. Meeker's frank authorship and knowledge of the worries and fears of today's dads make this book a must-read for every man who wants to do his best for his family.

Think you can't reach your daughter? Whether you only see her on the weekends or every single night, Meeker's thoughts can help guide you to a better relationship with your little girl so you can shape her into a woman who will make you proud.
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