17 MayGoing to University to Get a Job Is Going to Disneyland to Get a Snow-cone

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As far as I know I was the first in my Anderson family line to graduate from college. My Mom had a four-year nursing degree. I believe it was she who suggested I go to college. I couldn’t think of anything better to do so I applied to Brigham Young University and was accepted. What […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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12 AprDisneyland? Seaworld? No, BYU Library

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We live on a very limited budget. Still, we like to have fun. I know families that go to Disneyland or Seaworld for vacations. I know other families that go on cruises. If we had more of a budget maybe we would do these things, too, but I’m not so sure. Yesterday I told the […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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16 NovBattle for Thessia – Make Playing Computer Games a Family Asset

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Computer games have been a center of controversy for the better part of forty years now. Did they play a part in the Columbine Massacre? Do they aid and abet the obesity crisis? Do they instill into our children anti-social tendencies? Well, in the words of Tevia from Fiddler on the Roof, “let me tell […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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27 SepFatherhood–Life Expanding

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The best part of having children is all the things you get to do that you would have never done without them. Because of my children I have had an immersive experience into the competitive chess world. I have been on the most memorable journeys through computer games more imaginative than my imagination could ever […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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29 AugReading to Kids Who Can Read

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There are loads of studies out there that show that reading to children when they are young can give them all kinds of advantages in life. I read to my kids when they were young, but it wasn’t a plan on giving them advantages in life—it was because it was so dang enjoyable. One by […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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23 AugFamily and the Art of Gift Giving

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Giving gifts is an art form. More people try and fail at this art than kids who stick a crayon drawing on the refrigerator and say they are going to be an artist when they grow up. Most of us give many gifts during our lifespans. We are obligated to. There are birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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22 JunSuddenly, Glory

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            The workings of a household with many children can be mysterious. As a father I am aware that there is a world of which I am not a full member—a world where I am an outlawed creature, but tolerated on the edges. As a caring father, one who really enjoys spending time with children […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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22 JunGood Fortune

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I came home tonight thinking that I would take my bicycle for a ride on the back road. I have a seven mile route I like to ride over a gravel road that takes me out among the sagebrush and junipers. At the top of the final hill I like to stop and listen. It’s […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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15 JunEmpty Nest Panic

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I had a near panic attack yesterday. My wife and I were sitting in the park sharing a hamburger and fries. I was thinking of the loss of my fourth child. By “loss” I mean a child leaving home. Clorinda packed up and left home yesterday to live with a married sibling fifty miles away […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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27 AprRolled over by Dadacity

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There is a video on YouTube where a soon-to-be father asks a father of three, “So, what’s it like to be a dad?” The dad thinks (we get to see what he’s thinking) and replies, “How much time have you got?” What we saw the dad think was of all the time (good and bad) […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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