Friday, April 09, 2021

New Dad Time Out Show - Has the pandemic redefined your parenting ideals? Lessons learned?

Greetings and salutations!

Here's the latest Dad Time Out Show for your listening pleasure!

Has the pandemic redefined your parenting ideals? Lessons learned?

"In this episode the guys discuss parenting takeaways from the current state of the pandemic and much more. Are you in a rush back to the perceived "normal" parenting world or have you had an overall shift in your philosophies? March Madness, opening day, self care, college admissions and getting old and having fun with it. Ok Boomer? Tweets of the week, shout outs, things that make us smile and so much more. Also the first DTO guest is..."
Enjoy the latest show - tell your friends.  This show is for women and men, kids of all ages...it's a good time!

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Mark Harvey



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

New Dad Time Out Show - The Importance of the Family Dinner

Greetings and salutations!

Here's the latest Dad Time Out Show for your listening pleasure!

The Importance of the Family Dinner

"In this food-errific episode the guys discuss the proven benefits of family dinners and the positive effects they can provide. Also they break down food-centric parent tweets, take a food quiz, and debate food opinions! Also MK takes the family to Yosemite's Firefall while CRX gets left in Reno? David Dobrik's $100,000 puzzle, adjusting the rear view mirror to yell at the kids, the dreaded pull over, the Spork...and so much more."
Enjoy the latest show - tell your friends.  This show is for women and men, kids of all ages...it's a good time!

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Mark Harvey



Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New Dad Time Out Show Podcast - What a mess!

Greetings and salutations!

Here's the latest Dad Time Out Show for your listening pleasure!

What a mess!

"In this episode the guys talk about divisions of work and chores in the house and collectively figure out who maybe in hot water or just not using enough. Also they talk Mars landing, Wandavision and what it means to self-indulge in the current pandemic. Archery or Lavender scrub? Finally they touch on cord collecting, dishwashing and just how many pictures in your phone are considered too many? Parent tweets, Things that make us smile, teacher of the week and much more!"
Enjoy the latest show - tell your friends.  This show is for women and men, kids of all ages...it's a good time!

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Mark Harvey



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Pullin' Up Some Nails

Hey there friends...I'm not sure what this song is about - Jay's lyrics are a bit random and they sort of scare me. I have many favorite tracks on Criminal Goat and this is one of them. I like the way Jay says "backyard" - you can really hear his Maine roots. 

Jay is playing drums, singing and adding sound effects. I'm playing guitar and bass.

Have a listen to "Pullin' Up Some Nails" (click here to download) (link disabled) taken from Rain Station's Criminal Goat CD.

Things are strange out there right now...so come get a little strange with us.

What do you think?

Mark Harvey (a.k.a. mopehead)

Monday, January 25, 2021

New Dad Time Out Show - There's a Light!

Greetings and salutations!

Here's the latest Dad Time Out Show for your listening pleasure!

There's a Light!

"The gang is back together again!
In this episode the guys optimistically talk about kids and the inauguration.
They also have a more in depth look about parenting styles when it comes to empty promises and hollow threats and how each deals. Turning the ship they have a lot of laughs with parent tweets of the week, reminisce about encyclopedias and picture what opening a can of whoop a** might actually look like! Finally, we see if any of them are actually smarter than a 5th grader *spoiler alert* no. Shout outs, things that make them smile and a lot more happiness in this episode! Kick back and relax and learn how to Jedi mind trick your child into food you like. We heart you all!"
Enjoy the latest show - tell your friends.  This show is for women and men, kids of all ages...it's a good time!

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Mark Harvey



Wednesday, January 13, 2021

New Dad Time Out Show - 2021...Let's have a do-over. The Kids and Current Events Episode

Greetings and salutations!

Here's the latest Dad Time Out Show for your listening pleasure!

2021...Let's have a do-over. The Kids and Current Events Episode

"In this episode the guys welcome Ben back from Europe and talk about how their all dealing with the insanity that was the start of 2021, especially with their families . Searching for that elusive silver lining and some levity, the guys talk New Year's non-resolutions, pizza challenges, Calliou cancellation, early life as paperboys and the nostalgic treasure book known as the TV Guide. The guys also share their podcast beverage of the week while tackling the tough issue of how they deal with the current news climate and their kids. Ever the optimists, they celebrate amazing people, share gratitude for frontline heroes and shine light on parent game changers out there in the sea of hope! Parent quiz, tweets of the week, and more."
Enjoy the latest show - tell your friends.  This show is for women and men, kids of all ages...it's a good time!

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Mark Harvey



Monday, January 04, 2021

4th day of January...2021

Hello there,

Here we are at the beginning of a new year. So much commentary has been made (social media, media, everywhere really) about 2020 vs. 2021 and when midnight struck...I didn't feel a difference.  For the first time this year (ha!) I wrote 2021. I don't feel different today either. Everything is as it was. Everything is as I expected.

I did miss the family annual trek to the coast on New Year's Day.  It has been a tradition with majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, the smell of salt air, usually some delicious bread and cheese with us wrapping up somewhere for a hot bowl of clam chowder. With everything on lock down we figured it would be more frustrating than it was worth - looking for food - looking for restrooms. So we stayed at home.  And it was OK.

Today it is raining here in Northern California. I went to work. Traffic was normal. I'm still wearing a mask. I'm social distancing.  I'm using hand sanitizer. I'm over washing my hands.

I've been focusing on how to make this year better than the last.  Isn't that what we should be doing every year though? How about every day? We've all been hit with curveballs - some harder than others. Rather than look back at a year full of challenges I have chosen to pull out the things that actually made life better. The key will be, once things are "back to normal" how we use what we've learned to keep some of the gems we unearthed. If we all fall back into the same patterns, the same schedules and the same mindsets have we learned anything? I plan to fight to keep the good that came of 2020 and honor that over the stress, pain, aggravation and upheaval of the year. 

One of the items that is high on my list is creating. I love to cook and I get to do it every day (I don't get too many days off and that's OK). Cooking is creating even though it is a short lived creation.  I love to brew beer.  I've often said that brewing is an extension of cooking except you can reach a larger audience and over time. I haven't brewed beer for far too long - it has probably been over an year. Music tops my list of creative endeavors, but it involves more time and more effort over an extended period of time. It is what I plan to do this year - more music. I have other hobbies, but if I can brew some beer and write some songs I'll deem 2021 successful. 

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Mark Harvey

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