28 Nov
November 28, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s Dad. What an amazing Thanksgiving we had! And we had extra helpings of blessings poured on the family at this time. The cat is out of the bag. It’s time to let everybody know!


I excepted an offer with a company called Esko. I will be a solutions architect working on their brand on her team. I will be focusing my time and energy on a piece of software called web center. I could not be more excited.

I was laid off August 16, 2016. It has been almost 475 days. I have so many people and companies to be thankful for. The Quotient Group, Brand Outcomes, World HeadQuarters, Appleton Steel, and FitFluential. All these amazing companies help support the Clifford family as I tried to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. Chad, Shelly, Brenda, Kelly, Craig, Kim – – thank you for your love and support. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for allowing me to use my current skills, build some new skills and delight your customers. I appreciate the faith you put in me!

I did it! I did it! I DID IT!!!

Thank you to all my cheerleaders! Thank you to my wife and family as well as extended family for putting up with me! I love you all.

Secret Shopper Scam EXPOSED!

17 Nov
November 17, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s dad, and for today’s Tommy log I want to talk to you about a secret shopper scam that I want to expose. So I got a message from an acquaintance on LinkedIn. She asked me to be a part of a secret shopper program. It seems legitimate so I filled out the form she linked to. Little did I know that it was a well-formed scam.

I got a USPS Priory Mail package in the mail with some instructions and a $2900 check. The scam works like this …they want you to cash the check and immediately go to Walmart and buy gift cards and then share pictures of the gift cards with the scammers.
Between the time that you deposit the check and the time you buy the gift cards, the check will bounce. The bank gives you a provisional amount, but then when they see the check is no good, they pull back your entire $2900 bucks. So the five gift cards they want me to send, I would be out the $2900.
It’s all just a huge big scam. The check is bad everything about his bad. This is mail fraud for sure!!
So let’s scam the scammers. I want every one of you to fill out the form that I filled out.
Make them work for this. They had to spend $6.65 to send you this three-day USPS Prioiorty letter. Waste their time!! Sure it’s small peanuts to them, but it’s worth it to make them work for nothing. Let’s get these guys back!!


Dealing with Adversity

13 Nov
November 13, 2017

OK, Kids, it’s Dad and today I want to talk about dealing with adversity and how one Rock Star father handled it at the Shrek the Musical performance!

Cub Scouts and AIM – Throwback Friday

07 Oct
October 7, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s dad, and for today’s Tommylog I want to talk and wax a little bit nostalgic. This week was a banner week in the Clifford household. I had to go to Scout headquarters and bought Drew his first Scout shirt. The Scout shirt, his bear book, and all the accessories to go along with that. Belt included.

So all this nostalgia really hit home when I got an email today telling me that AOL‘s 20-year-old running AOL Instant Messenger service was shutting down. This made me think about my social media screen name “Tommy TRC“ and where that came from and just was a flash from the past.

Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same i.e. the Cub Scout uniform. I love you, kids!

October Fest Fun with Emma!

02 Oct
October 2, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s Dad. Today I want to talk about our Octoberfest fun Emma and I had. We are blessed to live in a town that supports the arts, non-profits and charities in such a way. Emma is in rare form!