About the Father’hood

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This, “in the Father’hood” site is pretty much for anyone who cares about my rantings.  I’ll post things that are funny, because that is part of my life.  I’ll share things that are spiritual/religious, because that is part of my life.  I’ll post about techniques I’ve learned about parenting, because that is part of my life.  I’ll share stories, pictures, and insights, but I’m mostly interested in blogging about things my kids can read someday to understand my mind and the world a little more.  If others care about my thoughts, that’s cool too.

My name is Jef (with 1 F) and I am a father of 6 kids!  All of them named after Presidents:  Jeferson, Lincoln, Rosevelt, Pierce, Ford and Truman.   Rosevelt is our only daughter.  Truly a Rose among thorns.

My wife, Shurlin and I are celebrating 15 years of wedded bliss!!   We started a business together the day we got back from our honeymoon.  We own a family-friendly comedy theater in the Phoenix area.I travel all over the state of AZ and across the nation entertaining people and training them in the art of improv.  I’m nearing my 5,000th live improv comedy show in 2016.  I love my job!!  I get to make people laugh.  And this translates to my parenting and home life.

Improvisation is all about inspiring your scene partner.  I have learned more life skills from improv than any university could ever teach.  It has helped me be a better parent and husband.

This, “in the Father’hood” site is pretty much for anyone who cares about my rantings.  I’m mostly interested in blogging about things my kids can read someday and understand my mind and the world a little more.  If others care about my thoughts, that’s cool too.   I’m here to make my statement.   I hope you enjoy it.