Author page: Robert Darnell

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Teaching My Teenage Grandson How to Take Responsibility

Well, he’s not my immediate grandson, but in my family the grandchildren of your siblings are just as good as yours too, so I thought I’d just get that out the way for clarity – the same clarity I preach in teaching all the kids the many lessons I’ve learned in life, particularly that of taking responsibility. So my grandson came to me with what was potentially the big, life-changing problem of his girlfriend being pregnant while they were both at the tender age of 18. continue reading

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The Best Approach to Career Planning

As progressive as our approach to life may be and all which comes with modern day life, some good old traditions, habits, etc cannot help but remain. I mean just listen in on the conversations of those parents whose children are young adults who have successfully navigated the college years and are now either in the corporate world or they’re in the searching phase to kick off that next stage of their lives. You’ll hear them speak with a lot of pride when they make reference to some of the most prestigious of these careers their children are entering into: “My child is a doctor…” continue reading

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3 Tips For Visiting A Theme Park With Your Kids For The First Time

If your family loves thrill rides and seeing scenes and characters from movies or shows you love, taking a family trip to a theme park could be a great way to spend a vacation. But for those who haven’t taken a trip such as this with their family yet, you might feel intimidated by figuring out all the details so that your family can have an unforgettable time. So to help make this whole thing a little bit easier on everyone, here are three tips for visiting a theme park with your kids for the first time. continue reading

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Remember Your Favorite Trips This Year

An ex-girlfriend once chastised me for taking too many photographs on a road trip. Being the kind of girl who was convinced she was the modern day Anna Karina only more like Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, it was more than likely she’d heard somebody say it once. After telling me to stop taking photographs, she then said the best memories are those in the mind. This being after her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s makes it all the more of a, “Wait. What?” statement. continue reading

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Is Your Car’s Engine About to Die?

You might already know this, but the engine is one of your car’s most important parts. If the engine dies, you’re obviously going nowhere in a hurry, and it’s usually more cost-effective to have the vehicle scrapped rather than having a new engine fitted. Since that’s the case, you might as well learn the common signs of engine failure so you can have the old car scrapped before a breakdown or MOT forces your hand. continue reading

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How Can You Identify a Transmission Fluid Leak?

When transmission fluid starts to leak, you need to act fast. Though transmission fluid itself is relatively inexpensive, a car’s transmission system is one of its most complex parts. Operating without the proper amount of fluid can cause damage, and repairs can be extremely expensive. If a replacement is needed, you’ll be looking at a very large bill. continue reading