Archive | January, 2010

Dad’s Morning Brew

Every so often, I meet or hear about young kids whom I greatly admire. I often walk away hoping that my children grow up to be as strong and well rounded. Kate Allen is one of those kids. Her story started about a year ago. She was down in Tecate, Mexico on a mission trip […]

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Dad’s Morning Brew

I am always joking around with my kids, too much some say. And one of the things I say to them is “Do I ever tell you how much I love you?” And Danielle usually answers in a sarcastic tone, “Um, yes, just about every day.” It’s a running joke but the truth is I […]

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Dad’s Morning Brew

Remember the firefighter I reported on who saved the dog during last week’s rainstorms. His name is Joe St. Georges and click the photo above for a Los Angeles Times story about him and how he is doing just fine, despite getting several bites. The dog’s doing fine too.

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Dad’s Morning Brew

One of the themes of my column in OC Family magazine and will be for this blog is that sometimes you have to say no to children. They are children after all and they need our guidance and advice in circumnavigating through life. So if one of my children ask me, before their 18th birthday, […]

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Man’s best friend gets a lift

As every journalist knows, when dog bites man it’s not a story. But what is a story is when a firefighter on a search and rescue team risks his life to save a dog stuck in a rain-swollen flood channel. He got a few bites in the process but this is a nice story nonetheless. […]

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All might not be fair with these numbers!

This video above (click on photo) is related to my previous post about the sale (or proposed sale) of the Orange County Fair. State officials, and I am with them, are scratching their heads as to why the state would accept a bid, $55.6 million, that is so much lower than they originally asked for. […]

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Dad’s Morning Brew

I hate it when my kids are sad. I suspect every parent has the same feeling. You want to hug them and make everything better. Yesterday, I had to give Danielle a big hug and tell her that sometimes things just don’t go the way you want. The reason? She lost the class spelling bee […]

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Dance for the Cure

I’ve seen this video before. Done by the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, it took off on the web a few months ago. It’s a great reminder that breast cancer is real and I’m sure there are not many of you who haven’t been touched by it. I know I have, cousins, […]

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Dad’s Morning Brew

To spank or not to spank? I was scanning through the channels yesterday and came upon a Dr. Phil show. He was instructing parents on the show to not spank their kids. He even said that kids who get spankings have lower IQ levels than kids who don’t. Wow, now that’s a guilt trip. Click […]

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No More Pig Races??

I just learned a bit a go that the Orange County Fairgrounds was sold off at auction today for some $56.5 million to a Newport Beach real estate group. Some of you know that the Governator put the fairgrounds up for sale as a way to help pay down the state’s burgeoning deficit. Now I […]

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