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Yep, I was only 17

At about 12:10 a.m. on April 21, 1985, I got in the car with my main mate TS.  We’d been drinking and I was a passenger in his 1985 Accord Coupe.  When I woke-up in the hospital 9 days later, I learned we’d wrapped around a telephone pole and I’d had three seizures and been…

March Madness Madness

IT’S TIME FOR MARCH MADNESS! In KD’s basketball game the other day he should have passed the ball a bit more. One time down the court he forced a shot and it was an air ball. I was in the stands right in front of him and he said, “Carmelo.” We both giggled, and he…

He does, she does, everyone PROCRASTINATES!!!

I’m doing it as I write.  I should be doing things that are more important than this.  Yet, here I am writing my blog.  I believe I’m procrastinating.  I think everyone procrastinates.  And since it’s the beginning of the school year, I figured it’s time to revisit why our kids do it. About 95% of…

Thank god! We lost it in troubled waters-River City Counseling

When I got my first cell phone, my wife complained because I wouldn’t pick up or return calls. It wasn’t anything personal; most of the time I accidentally left it at home. It was more of an annoyance that anything else. Years later, we got rid of our landline, and it became the only way…

Really! Not this again

I want to thank those of you who have subscribed to my blog recently. To catch-you-up, many of my blogs revolve around the highs and lows, joys and challenges for my wife and me parenting our 8-year-old boy, KD. He is an only child who loves sports, and I’m his main playmate. He’s kind, sweet,…

Clayton Kershaw Throws Heat

If you’ve been following my blog, you know KD and I have been banging heads these days.  Not all the time, but enough that it’s wearing on me.  Lots of factors are involved, and I know I’m a big part of the problem. I’m the adult and I should act like one, but it gets…

Holes already? I just bought them.

As many of you know, my son KD, age 7, loves to follow and play sports 24-7. It’s summer, so right now he lives and breathes baseball. He’s either outside playing in real-time or inside practicing hitting stances and making tough plays with the game playing on the radio in the background. As kids do,…

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother-River City Counseling

First, I want to apologize for the email you received yesterday. It was a technical glitch on my end. Let’s hope this one reaches you safely and in its entirety. ______________________________________________________________________________ Before our children are born, we parents have all sorts of lofty goals and aspirations. We’re always going to be firm but loving. We’ll…

I may sob, but I really don’t care!

The following is a two-part series on how families can prepare when their oldest child leaves for college.  The first is help for parents to adjust and cope.  The second focuses on helping younger siblings cope.  I hope you enjoy and share it with those who could benefit. __________________________________________________________________________________ When I started college my parents…

Vin Scully meets Farmer John

If you know me or follow my blog, you know that KD loves to play sports, from the moment he wakes up to the moment he tumbles into bed. When we force him to slow down a bit, he loves to go in his room and play “pretend baseball,” which includes home and away uniforms,…