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By Daddy Clay Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Those of you that follow us here and elsewhere online know that over the last year we’ve become huge fans of the shot@life campaign which makes immunizations available to needy kids all over the world. The organization recently initiated a community Champions program to help spread the word about what they are doing, and are celebrating their 1st birthday by spotlighting these individuals. DadLabs is delighted to participate in this celebration by introducing to you Melissa Gardner. Below is a transcript of a recent conversation regarding her work as a shot@life Champion.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself: where you live, work, family, interests, etc.
A: I am a native Rhode Islander, and my hometown is home to the longest running 4th of July celebration in the country! I work in higher education administration full time. I am celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary on April 25, and my husband and I have a firecracker 2 year old son. In my “spare time” I love to read, bake, and cheer on the Boston Red Sox. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Sunday, March 17th, 2013
I sometimes suspect that when some people welcome the arrival of our new robot overlords, they’re being less than sincere. So it is in our ironic age.
I’m also pretty sick and tired of people screaming “SkyNet!” every time they see a dog-shaped robot flinging cinderblocks.
Everybody is so sure that we are sowing the seeds of our own destruction with every technological advance that they sometimes forget that robots totally save the universe. Where will we be without R2D2? Slaves of the Empire, that’s where. And for every Terminator, there’s an Iron Giant (and also the other Terminator). Why do we automatically think the worst when we see technological advances? Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Meet Ramesh Ferris, polio survivor and polio eradication activist.
Also a guy who hand-cycled 4400 miles across Canada to raise awareness for the cause.
Ramesh contracted polio in his native India at just six months of age. His mother, lacking access to rehabilitation, gave him up for adoption, and he was taken in by a Canadian Anglican bishop and raised in Yukon, Canada. Dedicated to giving back, Ramesh returned to his native country in 2002 to reunite with his birth mother and to visit the orphanage where he lived. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Want to make a dad mad? Texting and driving will do the trick. Especially if you are in the vicinity of said dad when he’s hauling the rugrats to school in the minivan. I can think of no other observable behavior (with the possible exception of the lap dog with its head out the driver’s window) that drives me more nuts.
We’ve all heard the stats. We know that texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident. 100,000 crashes a year involving texting. Yet these people think that they are just too skilled behind the wheel for it to happen to them. Idiots.
And too often it’s other people that pay the price. Innocent people. Kids.
Which is one reason I’m so impressed that ATT is doing the right thing with their It Can Wait campaign. Not only have they created a cool website at itcanwait.com (take the pledge while you’re there) and some cool videos like the one linked below, but they’ve also given us some amazing loot to give away.
All you have to drop a comment here or on our Facebook page about idiotic texting behavior that you have seen or you can send out a tweet with the hashtag #ItCanWaitDad and you will be entered to win the It Can Wait giftpack that includes a Samsung Galaxy SIII phone, an ICW branded case, a t-shirt, thumbbands, stickers, and a SkinIt Coupon good for one free large device SkinIt.
Did I mention the Samsung Galaxy SIII? That phone is amazing. They sent me one to try out, and I’m incredibly impressed (full review soon).
So let’s get out there and start “text shaming” and see if we can do some good. Take the pledge while you’re at it.
ATT sent us a gift pack as a thank you for promoting the campaign so we can honestly tell you how awesome it is. Get registered.