Facelift for Dad: This Ain’t Your Father’s Eye Exam

I just left my eye doctor’s office – finishing up my annual check-up, picking out some new eyeglasses, and updating my prescription. It’s all part of a new year’s “facelift” I’m giving myself. The Important Part: My Annual Check-Up I’ve worn glasses since I was 8 – so I’m pretty comfortable with the entire eye exam process. And I’ve also come…

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Facelift for Dad: Picking Out Eyeglasses

I must have been a good boy this year. Because the holiday goodies and surprises are still coming in. A Fun Flexon Surprise With an abundance or boxes in my house (hey, I have three kids!) – I’ve been saving one just for me to open after the holiday cheer started to wane. It arrived at my house a week…

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Join Rotary In Being a Part of a Guinness World’s Record!

Wow! When Rotary International sets out to do something, they do it! About a year ago, I wrote a story about Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio from the globe. Their commitment started almost 30 years ago when they began immunizing children everywhere against this disease. And after immunizing more than 2 billion children against polio, Rotary and its partners are…

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How India Eradicated POLIO and Why It’s Important to You and Me

Something incredible happened last month in India. And I hope you’ll take 60 seconds to learn about it. India was certified as being polio free  – after three consecutive years of zero reported cases in the entire country. That message merits being repeated! India has had zero reported cases of polio in last three years and as a result, they…

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Guess Who’s Turning 108?

Question: How long does it take to blow out 108 candles? Answer: Ask any of the 1.2 million Rotary members around the globe. They are masters of numbers. Just consider these staggering statistics pertaining to Rotary’s incredible commitment to eradicate polio: When Rotary began the fight to end polio in 1985, nearly 350,000 people in 125 countries died from the disease…

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Polio is Ready for Your Close-Up!

If you’ve ever had dreams of starring in a commercial, then I bring good news. And if you’ve ever wanted an opportunity to save a child’s life, then my news is even twice as good. Rotary International invites you to be part of the World’s Biggest Commercial – one starring thousands and thousands of people from around the world – to join…

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Loving Winter in the Summer. And Fall. And Spring.

I had the opportunity to hang out with, and meet a lot of pretty amazing people in Washington this past weekend. Lots. But no one captured my heart more than 13-year old Winter Vinecki. No one. Winter’s father, Michael, like me, was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer when he was in his early forties. And in the same way my own…

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Making Whoopi. And Why Bioscience Matters for Our Kids.

  I attended a rather amazing event this past Saturday evening at the Kennedy Center in our nation’s capital. The event, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and actor John O’Hurley, included some fantastic performances by Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks and Babyface Edmonds (a name I wasn’t familiar with but someone I am now a fanatical fan of!). And then there were…

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Yet Another “Talk” You Need to Have With Sons

I thought I had all of the “Talks” with my sons taken care of. That is, until my oldest son recently made a shocking confession to me. I guess I need to update my “Things-You-Need-to-Talk-to-Your-Sons-About Checklist” !  For all you dads—and moms—who think you’ve got your bases covered with the various “Talks” you need to have with your sons, I…

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My Vegetable Revolution: Part Two

  Tales from a dad who’s trying to do a better of job of bringing veggies to the family dinner table.  Today’s story could be titled, “Why breadsticks are NOT vegetables!” When I was in grade school, probably in second or third grade, our teacher gave us an assignment to go through magazines and cut out  pictures of all the…

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