In the criminal justice system, birthday wishes are handled by the dedicated detectives of the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Bong Bong…

So my son Kris just turned 34 today.  34 years old.  He’s maybe 13 years older than Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Now I could have sent Kris a package, but right now the US Postal Service is being Trump-i-fied into a mess. And I could have sent Kris a gift card from Amazon…

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My son Kris, a National Guard veteran, has a message for you this holiday weekend.

I can’t even begin to understand what happened to PFC Vanessa Guillen.  All that i know is that she was sexually harassed, threatened and harmed while being stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.  And then she went missing. And then, on July 1st, her remains were found along the Leon River.  She was only 20 years…

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Making my son happy with a drag queen

My son Kris has continued his transition into the man he truly wants to be.  And although I had some initial reservations about it, I eventually agreed that this decision was in his best interest and best for what he wanted for his personal happiness. On Wednesday, Kris underwent a much-needed surgical adjustment to truly…

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Albany Patroons take monster victory Saturday night, and I spend some family time

Last night was a re-energizing of sorts for the Albany Patroons, as they tore apart the Lewisville (Tx.) Yellow Jackets 133-81.  The Pats had a 30-point lead at the half, and a 40-point advantage in the third quarter – so much so, in fact, that head coach Derrick Rowland was able to rest his starters…

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K-Chuck Radio: In honor of Kris’ birthday…

My son Kris just turned 33 today.  I will say this – there are moments when my son’s musical tastes match up with his father’s – and then there are moments where his playlist is as far away from my musical tastes as anything can be. So in honor of Kris’ birthday today … I…

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Things to remember when owning your first house

Find the best contractors.  Scour Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor for good local plumbers, electricians and exterminators. Get a good mulching lawnmower so that the clippings can re-enter the soil and nourish it.  Mow your lawn to the point where your grass looks better than your neighbors’ lawns.  And I mean on both sides of your…

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The Apple TV upgrade

I recently acquired a brand new Apple TV module for Christmas.  It’s the version where you can press a button on the remote, tell the TV to rewind for two minutes because you missed what someone had said, and so on and so forth.  This new Apple TV module allows me to add new channels…

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PTSD and the Thousand Oaks Shooting (Guest Post by Kris Miller)

Another mass shooting in America.  Another senseless, horrifying moment when people went to a place of happiness and comfort and peace – only to become targets of a senseless killing spree. At the time, I thought I heard all the reasons and theories and thoughts and prayers for that horrifying, tragic night. Then my son…

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So a flight from Seattle to New York is…

To paraphrase radio host and guest chastiser Dr. Laura, I am my kid’s dad. Example. Yesterday, I’m glancing through Facebook, and I see a message my son Kris left, as he is looking for any and all recommendations for cheap flights from Seattle to New York. Well now.  This certainly means that he and the…

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