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Nicknames January 7, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, identity, Love, Parenting/Children.

He started calling me “Poster Boy” because of my push towards getting back in shape in the last five or six years. When I would make sure there was a protein in each meal to build around, something would come out like “Poster Boy has to make sure he keeps the machine fed… right?”


About the same time, he started calling me “Tim,” and he used it the way he used “Poster Boy.” This took some getting used to, and there were several long talks concerning this, making sure that it wasn’t disrespectfully used.

Sometimes, he still calls me “Dad.” In all honesty, I don’t care what he calls me, as long as the conversation continues.

Is This a Good Thing? September 28, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Fun, Humor, identity.

This morning, I was dinking around with the celebrity photo look alike site… (more…)

Able to Keep a Stable Label? (Part 1: Questions) July 18, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Friends, identity, Morality, Parenting/Children, Politics, Religion, Self-Worth.
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Lately, I’ve been asking myself an odd question: What defines who I am? In other words, what single label best applies? Am I a Baptist? A Coach? A Republican? A Liberal? A Christian? A Father? A gun-toting, Bambi-shootin’, baby-spankin’, football-coachin’, church-goin’, pun-lovin’ fool?


Depending on who you ask, I might be any one of these (or something much less pleasant). Why is it that we have such a strong tendency to put labels on people, and why does this seem to be more of an issue in our current society than in years past? Does the label used to identify me also define me?