Posts Tagged with "reviews"

Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids is just that…a book of projects for dads and kiddos to do together. Some great ideas and a great range of ideas….from a great paper airplane (surprisingly is a slight modification of a design I’ve used forever) to woodworking projects such as a bike jump, a half-pipe, and even […]

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Dear Dad

Monday, July 12, 2010

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Dear Dad is one of those books that you want to always keep near and thumb through often. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this book is a treasure chest of tribute to one of the most important relationships of life. In its pages are pictures from all over the world, covering every […]

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I’ll Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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This is a long overdue review of what I think is the best business book I’ve ever read. I’ll Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse by Michael Franzese (published by Thomas Nelson) is different than other business how-to books in several way: first and foremost, it is written by a former mob boss…that alone […]

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BJ’s Restaurant, Part Deux

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Sadly, Charlie Sheen did not sign on for this one. The good news, however, is that we had an experience last night that was completely different from the trainwreck of the prior time there. We were seated almost immediately–despite the place being pretty well packed (mainly because of the Lakers-Celtics game, I think) and had […]

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Kids Make It Better Review

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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I was recently contacted, quite out of the blue, with the opportunity to review Kids Make It Better by Suzy Becker. Initially I was hesitant, because I hadn’t heard of the book or the author or the publisher…but that quickly changed when I was informed that the publisher, Workman, is the publisher of the “What […]

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Update on the BJ’s Review

Friday, June 4, 2010

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Original post. Found out just after posting the review that BJ’s was on Twitter, so sent a link to them to ensure they’d see. And they definitely did. I’ve since been contacted by a Director of Operations for BJ’s, who has very apologetic. May be returning for a follow-up review, but working out the details […]

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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Review

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


It’d been a long extended weekend with the family gone since Wednesday and me reflooring much of our downstairs, so when they got home yesterday , the last thing either of us wanted to do was cook. So we went out for dinner. We’d never been to Tacoma’s (or any, for that matter) BJ’s. Reviews […]

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Avatar Review

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Received a pair of tickets for Christmas for my oldest son and me to see Avatar in 3D at IMAX in Seattle, and just returned from there this afternoon. Short form review: Simply amazing. Sets a new bar for cinematography. Fairly predictable plot, but that is easily forgiven because of how well the rest is […]

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Review: O2: Breathing New Life into Faith

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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In O2: Breathing New Life into Faith, author and pastor Richard Dahlstrom uses the analogy of breathing (inhaling/exhaling) to explain aspects of spiritual disciplines and our lives. Our physical bodies need oxygen in order to survive, and the act of breathing requires both inhaling and exhaling…each naturally leads to the other. That same rhythm is […]

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Review: Fearless by Max Lucado

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I jumped at the chance to review Fearless by Max Lucado when the offer came from Thomas Nelson. I’ve always enjoyed Lucado’s writing style and the distinctive lack of fluff that seems to be the current trend among so many current writers. And I was not disappointed. Fearless tackles the issue that faces us all: […]

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