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Blake Friis
Works at Capital One
Attended University of Iowa
Lives in Dallas, TX
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I remember back when I first found out my wife was pregnant, I had plans for what type of parent I was going to be. I remembered the mistakes my parents and my friends with kids had made and I was ...
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Cooper
For nine months leading up to the birth of our first child,
I obsessed over the unknown. Who will he
look like? Will he inherit his mother's kindness? Will he inherit my insecurity, and if he does, will I be able to help
him handle it? Am I really cut out t...
For nine months leading up to the birth of our first child, I obsessed over the unknown. Who will he look like? Will he inherit his mother's kindness? Will he inherit my insecurity, and if he does, will I be able to help him ...
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The first audience for your screenplay (besides yourself) is a reader. Certainly, this reader can be a friend, a partner, a spouse, your mom — all put-upon by your request to read your script, by the way — but eventually, your script will find its way to a professional script reader.
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So you've got some jokes, right? Think you can make people laugh? Then you might find this list we've compiled,...
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It was a Fourth of July unlike any we'd experienced before!
It’s the Fourth of July. My wife and I look up, awestruck at the production. It’s majestic and grand, no doubt, but also uniquely personal, like we’re the only two people who truly feel the magnitude of each boom. “If th...
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Happy to have my essay and performance on the Huffington Post. Check it out.
And I'll continue to provide these opportunities to connect. Because for this husband, father, son, and big brother, having my ducks in a row is all about letting go of the hurt and disappointment, and making sure my little brother knows I'm here if ...
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Outside The Box
The final step before taking our newborn baby home from
Medical City Dallas is an information session for new parents. The head nurse
of Labor & Delivery – a petit woman in her early forties – speaks directly
to the mothers, though some information is clear...
The final step before taking our newborn baby home from Medical City Dallas is an information session for new parents. The head nurse of Labor & Delivery – a petit woman in her early forties – speaks directly to the mothers, ...
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On second children.
For nine months leading up to the birth of our first child, I obsessed over the unknown. Who will he look like? Will he inherit his mother's kindness? Will he inherit my insecurity, and if he does, will I be able to help him ...
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A story about stories and hometowns.
“Iowa is the best place in the world…to be from.” That’s how I described my home state when I moved to Dallas five years ago. It was a passive-aggressive statement meaning, “I had a nice upbringing, but man am I glad to ...
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A story about family and trying our best.
“Iowa is the best place in the world…to be from.” That’s how I described my home state when I moved to Dallas five years ago. It was a passive-aggressive statement meaning, “I had a nice upbringing...
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Have him in circles
82 people
Liam Day's profile photo
Josh Aaseby's profile photo
Texas Rangers Fans's profile photo
sunny huang's profile photo
Jennifer Holman's profile photo
ahmed shetos's profile photo
Jerry Sargeant's profile photo
The Good Men Project's profile photo
Mike Nuzzolo's profile photo
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Occupation
Writer, Communications Specialist
Employment
  • Capital One
    Communication Specialist, 2012 - present
  • e-Miles, Inc.
    Digital Sales Manager, 2012 - 2012
  • Fox Television Stations
    Account Executive, 2010 - 2012
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Currently
Dallas, TX
Previously
West Branch, IA
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Introduction
The best way to learn is through teaching.  My desire to be a great dad makes me an increasingly decent man.
Bragging rights
I have been blessed with a family far beyond anything I deserve. I am husband to the girl of my dreams, and father to an amazing little boy.
Education
  • University of Iowa
    Communication Studies
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Male