Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Quick Skip #2: Love is Patient, Love is Kind, Love is…Healthy?

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Look, skip: if you’re not saying your I-love-yous today, you could be doing your family some damage. And not just the kind you know about. Of course your wife and kids need to… Continue reading

Quick Skip #1: Someone Wants to Help!

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Everybody needs something. You think your needs are unique. Probably not. In fact, there’s probably someone who would thrill at the thought of doing just what you need. Here’s your quick skip: talk… Continue reading

Cut Your Financial Fat

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Face it: you’re poorer than your parents. You may be some future hot shot, but right now, you need to save. Here are five really easy, relatively fast ways to cut the fat–that… Continue reading

Tales from the Skipped: Skipper Cameron on Preemptive Love v. Entitlement

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Another evening has come, and another ruthless stare down between me and the dirty dishes has commenced. Picking up the sponge, my wife leans in to give me the obligatory kiss and “thanks… Continue reading

Pie Town Perspective

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You don’t get very far without a direction; in fact, any vector requires it, so, technically, you don’t get anywhere without direction. So get it. As a skipper, you’ll find that choosing a… Continue reading

Shaped by the Vagaries of Fate

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn (above), chronicler of Soviet oppression, arbiter of Western response to Russia, prolific author, and considered by many the greatest man of the 20th Century, titled the memoir of his exile to… Continue reading

Facing the Skeptics

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You’ve heard it–the cynical remarks about people who marry too young, who have kids when “they’re just kids themselves!” And that’s fine. People are entitled to their opinions. But just because an opinion… Continue reading

Restored to Life, and Power, and Thought

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Skipping means taking on a life of responsibility, and the truth is, anyone can do that. After all, there’s no become-a-father license. The key to successful skipping is to take those responsibilities and… Continue reading

Skipper Trick #4: Tap Your Guts

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Skippers excel at tough choices, at sticking their necks out. These acts include battle charges and life changes, and though they’re far from easy, they’re soon done. Not so the little choices. Each… Continue reading

Skipper Trick #3: The Evening Trade-off

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You skipped the phase in life where you can focus intently on working toward your dreams. You’re working toward your family’s dreams now, and so is your wife. But you still have personal… Continue reading