A couple of years ago a fellow blogger and friend James Zahn (The Rock Father) invited me to join a Dad Blogger group on Facebook. A man by the name of Oren Miller (A Blogger and a Father) welcomed me to the group he had started as a way for dads who blog to talk about their families, exchange ideas, argue a bit, offer support to fellow fathers and bloggers and most of all recognize the positive force dads are in society. The only rule in the group is “Don’t be a Dick.” Well this past week the man who had the brilliant idea to gather dad bloggers of all types died of stage four lung cancer. He leaves behind a wife and two children . I can only offer this. Thank you Oren. You inspired and touched the lives of so many people and so many that never even had the chance to meet you, myself included. You challenged people to be better by your words and actions. I leave you all with an Old Irish Blessing.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
You can donate to Oren’s Family by clicking HERE.
It’s nearly Father’s Day and I thought I’d run my personal blog roll of the Dad’s who I read with some frequency. Those that inform, educate, humor and write some really good stuff…
Out With The Kids – Jeff Bogle is the guy I started reading first for kids music and watched his site grow from a kindie centric site to a very well rounded family focused webzone. His monthly music podcast is one of the best around and always family friendly.
The Rock Father – James Zahn is a friend, father, and all around family resource for entertainment, toys and music. He profiled me as one of his “ Rock Fathers” for Father’s Day in June and made me sound pretty damn cool. A page I check regularly and you should too.
How To Be A Dad – If Charlie Capen and Andy Herald’s blog were a baseball team they would be the Yankees. A benevolent and kind version that helps other dad bloggers along and puts out some really funny and relevant parent relating stuff.
Dad and Buried – Mike Julianelle writes the stuff I would if I were to write more about my family which is not necessary since he’s writing. Very funny man with a perspective on kids and family I truly appreciate.
A Blogger and a Father – Oren Miller is the one who started the Dad Blogger group on Facebook I belong to. At least once a week I find myself laughing hysterically or thinking profoundly from stuff posted there. Oren’s a very able writer who just found out he has cancer. His blog post on this is… I have no words you just need to read it.
There’s probably a few I could add to the list but this is a fine starting point. Go support a dad blogger today!
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Tagged Blogger, Charlie Capen, Dad and Buried, dads, Fathers Day, how to be a dad, James Zahn, Jeff Bogle, kindie, Mike Julianelle, Out with the Kids, Rock Father, The Rock Father, toys
Boogers great new CD!
In my effort to get the CD done and all the conspiring factors that try to derail the process I forgot to add a couple of great guys to the liner notes who have been a great help here at Poochamungas HQ. First would be Paul Crowe of the Boogers. Not only is his new CD power punk awesome like I reported earlier this month in Kindie vs. Kindie. He is a sounding board and just all around good guy supportive of this thing we call kindie. So go check out the Boogers music and buy a CD. Tell em’ I sent ya! http://www.meet-the-boogers.com/
The other hometown guy who is most helpful to Poochamungas is father blogger extraordinaire The Rock Father. James always gives honest feedback and the fact he likes our music is a bonus because he has reported on a few CD’s that he doesn’t like (we both despise kidzbop). Music isn’t all that he reviews. Toys, movies, TV, gardening and a separate for grow-ups category are all available. James is a valuable resource in the blog world (been helpful to this page) and I suggest you check him out as well. You’ll be glad you did. http://www.therockfather.com/
So thank you to these two guy and the many others who help promote and advise the Poochamungas. We’ll be thanking more people as we get closer to the release date so stay tuned!