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Cooper & Kid E-Zine

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Motorcycle Man And Wife

As a rancher I have quite a few old pieces of machinery sitting around under my tree lines and in my fields. They are usually outdated and have been replaced by new, more efficient models. A couple of years ago I traded my old wore out 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee Tractor to an old man […]

So Happy at Swim Class

Treading Water in Swim Class

Most of the time I talk about toys or video games and things like that. This post is not in that vein. I have been taking my son, Andrew, to swimming class for a couple months now. He’s three years old and hasn’t been actively in swim class for over a year. Getting back into […]

What The Zoo Taught Me About Successful Fathering

What The Zoo Taught Me About Successful Fathering

Well it’s been months since my last blog and two months since our third boy, Gabriel was born. Whoever said “It’s all the same after your second one” was so wrong. At least for me. As an avid outdoorsman I purely enjoy my time in the sun but starting over again with an infant in […]

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Our Foreign Exchange Student

This year marks a first for my family. A BIG first. Something that we never thought we’d do or that we even considered before. As a matter of fact, this was so far off our radar that we’d have come closer to joining a commune. It’s funny how things change so quickly. How new possibilities […]

Camping Smokies

Return to the Smokies, Part 2

So there we were. Right smack dab in the middle of the Smokies in the middle of nowhere, feeling ready for adventure. And let me tell you, the Smokies brought all the adventure we could stand by the end of the weekend. Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? This […]

TP in the Smokies

Return To The Smokies Part 1

It’s been three years since my last adventure on horseback in the Smoky Mountains. It was an adventure I will never forget and full of great accomplishments like traveling into a land on my horse that most will never see the beauty of. It was a learning experience as well. The Smoky Mountains are an […]

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10 Reasons I Love America

10. The Grub       America has the best food in the world because IT IS the food of the world. Nowhere else will you find such a diverse variety of cultural delicacies. Philly Cheese steak, Chicago Style Pizza, Texas BBQ, Louisiana Cuisine and Mom’s Apple Pie are just a short list of why […]

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Why Every Kid Should Run Away…Parents Too!!!

When I think back to my childhood I have so many good memories. Some of my favorites are of the wooded trails behind our house. It was a place that a kid could explore nature and his abilities. The trails gave me freedom to get away from the routine of school, homework and chores and […]

Shane Dunn Family

Burying Birdies with Balance

I believe the game of golf was created to make otherwise well-adjusted, contented people suffer in agonizing ways only they could possibly foist upon themselves. Back in college, my friends and I would occasionally play the local nine-hole course that cost five bucks for a round. It was just another in an endless list of […]

Lakeshore trail

My Great Smoky Mountains Adventure: Part 4

Great Smoky Mountains┬áDay 4 cont. After waking up to no truck or supplies, Chad and I made the decision to go for it anyway! We agreed to ride back and meet the rest of the crew waiting for us 4 miles away and fill them in on what happened. Upon our arrival, Sarah, Michael and […]

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