Happy Father’s Day to all my CornerstoneDads out there!
Keep anchoring that family!
Father’s Day is around the corner and I want you to do old CSD a favor.
Is the message different that what you heard on Mother’s Day?
If your Mother’s Day message praised and exalted motherhood, do you expect the Father’s Day message to do the same?
Unfortunately, in many churches that I’ve belong to, the exact opposite happened. Father’s were lectured, told they needed to do more, and made-fun-of like and talked about like they are Homer Simpson more than Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus.
What is going on? Why don’t men go to church? Why are women having to drag men to church?
Check out this two part series on True Riches With The Mission Men and leave us your comments.
Are we way off? Right on the mark? Too sensitive? Is the problem worse than what we even discussed?
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CornerstoneDad has launched a new photo blog!
Feel free to check it out and comment on the photos, but go easy on me, I’m going to try and post many unedited shots on there.
Photoshop is a beautiful thing, but there’s nothing like taking a fantastic shot the very first time.
Kory Devon and I discuss the latest happenings in the sports world and try to come to an agreement on whether college athletes should get paid (legally) or not. What do you think? Sound off and let us know in the comments section!
This was actually recorded before podcast #10, so please go back and check out that episode if you’d like to hear a continuation of our discussion.
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When I heard the Toyota Prius C was coming out with its low price point (compared to other hybrid offerings), I was quite excited. After having one in the CornerstoneDad driveway for one night, I must confess, this ride is the real fuel-sipping deal as I nearly hit 60-mpg driving on rush hour traffic in my 45-mile commute.
The styling of this $25,000 model was nearly identical to the new Yaris. I drove the Yaris a few months back and was thoroughly disappointed with the road noise and lack of amenities. However, the Prius C makes up for this by adding the usual hybrid video game-type feedback in the dash screen, iPod connector and easy-to-use radio interface. While the radio doesn’t shake the rearview mirror, it was more than adequate to drown out the road noise and wiper chatter I found from the Yaris. But who buys a hybrid for those things anyway?
The star of the show is the hybrid system. Toyota’s hybrid system works flawlessly as once the Prius C gets going, it quickly drops down to using more electric motor power and less engine power. Featuring a nickel-metal-hydride battery instead of the more modern lithium-ion battery chemistry, allows Toyota to keep the price down low in a lighter vehicle where power density is less of an issue. I DO think the Prius V (a sure CSD car of the year finalist) would benefit more from a lithium-ion battery, as the engine and battery have to work much harder to get the vehicle moving in traffic which decreases fuel economy to levels on par with a conventional engine-only vehicle without the added tech-cost. But the nickel works just fine in the Prius C.
For $25K, I’d definitely consider putting one in my driveway. I could put three kids in the back without hearing the usual, “Ouch, get off me” or “Move, can’t you’re sitting on my seatbelt”.
What do you think? Have you made the hybrid plunge and if not, could this be the vehicle to pull you in?
– Toyota Hybrid System (THS), it’s everything it’s supposed to be – did I say I got almost 60-mpg?
– Good space in small package
– Telematics/info screen
– Weird seat material that actually looked and felt pretty good
– A decent driving car…for a hybrid
– You make people behind you on the phone mad because you don’t want to get out of EV-Mode
– Harsh ride had me afraid I’d blow out a tire on some of these mid-west roads…okay, that could happen in a Yukon as well but I’d at least keep my teeth-fillings
– Wind noise
– Brake regeneration-stopping feels risky when in stop-and-go traffic
– Some materials in the interior felt cheap, so just don’t touch those too often
– You make people behind you on the phone mad because you don’t want to get out of EV-Mode, so some get close to “push” you along.
A few years ago, I predicted this was going to happen and folks thought that I had the tin-foil hat on again. But State Farm (and I’m sure others are sure to follow soon) wants your data, urrr….car’s data. Now this isn’t completely new, and trust me, it will one day be common. But lets think about the ramifications.
1.) At least once per week, I travel to a high crime area. Now they already judge me on the number of days I drive my car to the office, and that’s only part of the week, so why would they NOT develop an algorithm to determine the increased risk on the other days?
2.) For you vacation-draft-behind-truck-speeders…gotcha. Forget about your Fuzzbuster (my old school dads know what I’m talking about-that’s a radar detector for those born after 1985), your car will just report that you averaged 79 mph with applied braking at high speeds.
3.) Don’t get me started how they are messing people over by using their credit report as another factor in determining rates.
…can you give us a few more?
What other things do you think the insurance companies will extract from your ride and driving habits?
Oh yea, I bet the amount of the discount for good behavior is never as high as the rate increase for bad behavior. That’s not justice, that’s insurance company mathematics.
What do you think?