Dork Dad Digest 2.0

31 Jan

letter with yesterday’s Fresh Pressing came an onslaught of new readers and followers. To all of you (there were so many) who left positive, supportive comments, please know that I am moved beyond words. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I am overwhelmed in the best way possible.

It has been a year since I posted the last Dork Digest which was originally intended to give new readers/followers a quick shapshot into what the blog is all about. It seemed appropriate to revisit the idea today, and give a whole new batch of readers a sampler of the culture. Below you’ll find some of my favorite posts from the past year. Please feel free to explore them at your leisure. As always, the point of a venture like this is to engage with the readers, so please leave your comments and reactions with reckless abandon.

SuperpicturespresentThe Clothes Make The Man:

“Identity Crisis”

Sometimes it’s nice to give your fingers a rest. Call this a video-blog if you like, documenting a little silliness between a father and son on a lazy Sunday afternoon. C’mon, don’t tell me you wouldn’t do the same thing if you had a trunk full of spandex in your closet.


20thingsdaughter20 Things:

“20 Things A Father Should Tell His Son” and “20 Things A Father Should Tell His Daughter”

After watching someone else’s blog post “20 Things A Mother Should Tell Her Son” go viral across facebook, DorkDad wanted to make sure that the interwebs knew that fathers had some things worth saying too… not the least of which is “I love you.”


The *RIGHT* colored box.

The *RIGHT* colored box.

Blue Box vs. Red Box

“Failure And Redemption”

Sometimes you look forward to a blog you plan on writing, which is going to showcase to the world how you are the greatest husband and father the univers has ever seen. Then, suddenly, in the blink of an eye, things go terribly, terribly wrong. So, so wrong.


primeMore Than Meets The Eye

“Project Optimus” and “Netflix and Cardboard Boxes”

The story of how a moment’s indescretion turned into an epic, garage encompasing, hot-glue burn, boxcutter, exacto knife, spray paint, paper cut, cereal box, Halloween costume making adventure that nearly did in my marriage. As awesome as it turned out, I just want to make it clear that this was a one-time thing.


Game. Set. Match. FML

Game. Set. Match. FML

Keep It Together, Dad. Keep It Together.

“The Xmas I Nearly S#!t Myself”

Last Xmas my mother-in-law bought a gift that was an instant hit with my daughter — and tested the very metal of a man. It took everything I had not to over-react. As the classic 70’s T.V. show liked to say: “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”


wallWe’ll Get It Next Time, Buddy

“Sometimes Our Dreams Are Bigger Than Our Bodies”

A letter I wrote to my son after a night of excitement and tear-filled disapointment. It’s not easy when we have to admit to ourselves that we aren’t superheros, and it’s not easy for dads to step aside and let our kids learn the hard lessons that they can only learn by themselves.


Happy holidays. From Ep. IV-VI

Happy holidays. From Ep. IV-VI


“Santa Through The Years”

Watch DorkDad’s family grow through the years in a series of pictures taken in the same spot every year, with a familiar celebrity in each picture. DorkDad muses about how fast it goes, and how much some of the cheezy, dorky little things mean to him.


Be informed. Know your danger zones.

Be informed. Know your danger zones.

War Zone

“High Chair Danger Zones”

Some silliness about one of the countless absurdities about raising an infant. There are so many mysteries that, no matter how many kids you have, still go unanswered. If someone could tell me exactly how a baby can defy the laws of physics and get pear/mango babyfood there, there and there, I would be impressed.

One Response to “Dork Dad Digest 2.0”

  1. my27stars January 31, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Congrats on being freshly pressed! 🙂 I’ve read several of these before, but even the ones I’ve already seen were well worth looking over again. You’re such a wonderful dad, your kids are pretty darn amazing, and your wife is just lovely! I’m fairly certain our families would be fast friends. 🙂 Keep on being an awesome dork.

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