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Monday, September 19, 2011

You May Be The Third One Here!

I am glad to have you here, you reader-of-incredibly-outstanding-blogs, you - here at my new Dad-O-Rama.

"Dad" is the one word I use to describe myself.  It means that I am a guy who has to split his time up between raising kids, partnering with another – in my case a girl named Marie, making a living, paying bills, being nurturing, coaching kids, chauffeuring, referring, and the list winds on.

Rearing to go.  I mean Rarin'.
My experience base is broad - I am educated in the liberal arts (liberal being the operative word,) but I am from Idaho and was raised with parents not unfamiliar with dairy cows - very conservative dairy cows. 

Speaking of, I have nine sisters. Five brothers as well.
I am a former actor and singer, I went to college on a musical theater scholarship – so I was prepared to sing for my supper, and be poor for the rest of my life. 

I mission-ed in Honduras, Tegucigalpa (Mormon men go on missions.) I'm not a very good Spanish speaker but I had heart for it, and, for a short time, malaria as well.  That is where I really learned the power of prayer and Alka-Seltzer

I have done some fun things and some stupid things, remarkably cool things and mortifying things. Then I was diagnosed as bi-poler and could fix the iffy stuff. Now, with a few meds and a diet coke, I function almost normally.

I didn’t end up getting married until I was in my 30's.  So, my sense of humor is heightened and slightly off-kilter.  I am trying to maintain a balance: Many don't think I can be a good Mormon and be funny at the same time. I am going to be both. 

For example, Did you know that athlete's foot spray works to remove gum from hair?  You wont read that on LDS.org.

I will be writing my thoughts and experiences, maintaining a can-do attitude while creating something of real value – daunting, yet do-able.

That is the balance I am going for. I want to be recognized for what I am and where I want to be.  I will find some commonalities between us.

I am Davison Cheney – MEGA DAD!


1 comment:

  1. I look forward to the changes in the blog. Good luck on the Deseret News thing. CT