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The Quotable Dad book cover. The real story - the backstory - was the notes from my girls inside the front cover.

Sometimes the backstory is the better story.

Often we’re so focused on the story that we miss appreciating why the story itself became a story. Every story has a backstory; sometimes it’s the better story.

Category: Quotes, Thoughts
Topics: Life Lessons
Tags: Doug Foster
Fork in the road

If you don’t know where you are going …

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” … Baseball great and folk philosopher Yogi Berra says to reach a goal you need a plan.

Category: Quotes, Thoughts
Topics: Life Lessons

Steve Jobs – You have to trust in something.

Steve Jobs once said “You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. … it has made all the difference in my life.”

Category: Quotes
Topics: Life Lessons
Building a Crunch Labs kit

When we do, we discover.

Many times I see people who self-profess to be experts. They talk a good story, but can they prove what they say is true? How do they know what they don’t know?

Category: Quotes, Thoughts
Topics: Life Lessons, Technology
Tags: Doug Foster
Dr. Who - Tardis in space/time

“Well, hello good son. Where did the time go?”

Dad was my best friend. When we discussed topics, we’d leave each other with something to ponder. Two days before he passed away, he left me with a big one.

Category: Stories
Topics: Life Lessons, People
Tags: Lowell Foster
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Dome home in Sherrill, Iowa

Building a Geodesic Dome Home in Iowa

After college, I told a friend “We’re going to build a dome home.” He said, “If it was a regular house, it’d be like like an architect living in a mobile home.”

Category: Projects, Stories
Topics: Life Lessons
Tags: Cindy Foster, Doug Foster
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Rebuilding an Opel Cadet engine

Machinist to ME – An Unplanned Life Change

I had just started at Iowa State. Reb’s mom and I were watching Saydel play their first football game of the season. “You didn’t know? Jeff committed suicide.”

Category: Stories
Topics: Life Lessons, Work & Career
Tags: Doug Foster
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