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Sunday, June 18, 2006


Father's Day Stuff 'N Fluff

Happy Father's Day to all the dad bloggers out there!

A good time for some Stuff 'n Fluff from around the web...

  • Paul Nyhan, reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, writes about the world of Daddy Bloggers in this article. I made his list of recommended blogs! It's always nice to be placed at the top of something. You know, I didn't start my blog with the word "A" on purpose, but it sure has worked out well.
  • Jeff at No Ma'am, This Is My Job hasn't posted in five weeks. At what point do we start worrying about our fellow dad bloggers?
  • One of my favorite new stay-at-home mom blogs, Brihans, writes up a recent bike trip in Western Australia. Notice they're all wearing helmets! "Good on ya," as the Aussies say. I'm a sucker for bike trail posts, as I'm keen on getting my own family out on a few of the local trails this summer.
  • Speaking of Australia, a friend of mine from Minnesota just spent a few weeks down under. One of his stops was Tasmania, where he discovered something out of a child's nightmare... During a cruise in Port Arthur Bay, tour guides pointed out Point Peur Island, the first penitentiary for children in the British Empire (see photo below). Established in the 1830's, this prison island was home to boys as young as nine. The punishment for misbehaving there was solitary confinement or thirty strokes of the lash. Tell that to your kids next time they complain about being sent to their room for a time-out.
  • Daddy Detective is now an OFTSD.
  • Jen at the Child Wrangler blog is afraid she'll go shoe crazy before too long.
  • The Weird Girl has an excellent post about the nature of blogs and how to mix real life with entertainment and creativity.
  • Bean's Dad reflects on his wonderful life this Father's Day at Where Boys Fear To Tread. He is anything but incoherent!
  • And that reminds me of a joke that my fellow stay-at-home dads will appreciate:
    One evening a little girl and her parents were sitting around the table eating supper. The little girl said, "Daddy, you're the boss, aren't you?" Her Daddy smiled, pleased, and said yes. The little girl continued, "That's because Mommy put you in charge, right?"

Point Peur Island, Tasmania - Penitentiary For Boys
Photo by Rajiv Vaidyanathan


Blogger Hannelie said...

Phil, firstly congratulations!! Whow top of the list hey, and not because of the A. LOL
Thanks for mentioning my blog, I am pleased as chips (don't know what it means, just hear people saying it) that you like Brihans! We had a 'hobby day' on Sunday, keeping minds and brains active and creative.
Did you have a good father's day?

8:23 PM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Hey, Happy Father's Day, Phil! Congrats on the article too.

P.S. I love that Split Enz song.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I'm alive dude....
Thanks for the concern.
New post up today, although not much to speak of.
Been really busy with end of school year stuff, birtday parties and gearing up for my favorite season.

11:14 AM  

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