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Hello, I’m Dooger, the creator of the Mullett family blog.  Early in our homeschooling adventure, we were encouraged by storyteller Jim Weiss to spin tales of family history to our young ones.  As a result, I have written down many stories from my own childhood.  The posts on this website are a partial collection of those bedtime stories that I tell my kids.

God tells the greatest story ever in His instruction book.  He presents four main themes  in the bible;  creation, the fall of manredemption, and restoration.  I have categorized my stories into the same themes in order to teach my kids the meaning of life.

As the kids have grown and are more capable of logical thinking, I’ve started sharing my thoughts on cultural issues.  Since I shared my kids bedtime stories with you, I figured I might as well share these rants with you as well.  Although I don’t expect everybody to agree with my rants I do hope you read with an open mind.

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

 

It’s a Snap

It’s a Snap

Not once have we emptied out the bucket of bricks and had an already built creation spill out. Everything that was ever created with Legos has been thought out, designed, and snapped together by human hands.

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Thor

Thor

Two things that I’ve read about white German shepherds is that they are smart and they are peaceful. The only one I ever knew was Thor, and he was neither smart nor peaceful. In fact, he was just the opposite.

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The Beans

The Beans

There at the bottom of the pile was the pot of beans that was already rancid four weeks earlier. Maggots and all manner of malodorous organisms now covered the fuzzy beans. Not only did they reek, but they danced and made noises like a bowl of Rice Crispi’s.

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The Santa Letters

The Santa Letters

Twenty-Fifteen was the first Christmas that the Mullett household did not have to keep up the Santa charade. Our eleven year old Milca was the last believer of our seven children to lose faith, and despite my good intentions and best efforts, I was the one to let her down.

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The Blizzard of ’78

The Blizzard of ’78

The original forecast sounded harmless enough: ”Rain tonight, possibly mixed with snow at times. Windy and cold Thursday with snow flurries.” People who went to bed early missed the bulletins at 9 p.m. Wednesday. They woke up to a howling nightmare. A monster blizzard with hurricane-force winds slammed into Ohio early Jan. 26, 1978, spreading an icy coat of death and destruction.

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Duniskwalguni

Duniskwalguni

After an hour of climbing, Curley stopped to catch his breath and threaten to throw me off the mountain. We convinced him that the summit was just around the bend. We failed to tell him which bend it was just around and we hiked upward. The next hour brought more aches, pain, sweat, and threats,

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The Road Trip

The Road Trip

Growing up 500 miles from both sets of grandparents meant that I was afflicted early and often to excruciatingly long road trips. Every Christmas we would make the pilgrimage to mom’s homeland in the great white North where the adults would eat, drink and be merry while my cousins and I checked each other into snow banks and called it hockey.

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Rants

Rants

Dooger Rants about Ohio Issue 1

The main premise of Ohio issue 1 on the November 2018 ballot is that "prison spending should be focused on violent and serious offenses."  I agree that prison spending should be focused on violent and serious offenses.  The mistake supporters make is  assuming that drug abuse is NOT a serious offense. 

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Dooger rants about work

My generation has done a poor job passing along the work ethic that we learned from our parents. Consider the recent news story about Michael Rotondo. His mother and father had to file an eviction notice and get a court order to remove their thirty year old son from their home. A few weeks later, he was in court again because he was behind on his child support payments. This appearance, the judge ordered the able bodied man-child to get a job.

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Dooger rants about free range parenting

When I was young, my parents allowed me to walk the railroad tracks a mile to my best friends house.  While there, we played football with no protective gear.  Some days, instead of walking on the railroad, I would ride my bicycle on the curvy country road with no helmet.  In the winter, we would brave the frigid cold to go sledding on hills that had barbed wire fences at the bottom.

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Dooger Rants about school shootings

We tell kids that they’re monkeys, and there is no meaning to life other than to feed their selfish desires. We back this message up with broken homes where dad’s care more about sex drugs and alcohol than they do about their wife and kids. Mom’s have to work full-time jobs to feed the kids. Deadbeat parents allow television, a perverse culture, and an apathetic school system to raise their kids. It should not be shocking that this is the system that breeds mass murderers who do not value their own lives or the lives of their schoolmates.

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Dooger rants about God, relationship, and PINK

My favorite mathematician (yes, I'm a geek) Pascal once said “The true religion would have to teach greatness and wretchedness, inspire self-esteem and self-contempt, love and hate.” Pink has a good handle on the greatness of man, but fails to understand man's wretchedness. Instead, she blames God when we don't live happily ever after.

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