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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A few words on my son’s wedding day

Today my son Kris is getting married.  It’s a small, simple ceremony, just him, his new bride, and a justice of the peace.  He promised me that there would be a more formal get-together when his new family visits the East Coast this summer. Knowing that there are so many things I could say about…

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A jailbreak, a unicorn, and an ass-shaped pumpkin…

As you may know, I’m on vacation this week – I’m actually in Olympia, Washington visiting my son Kris and his girlfriend Tanya for a few days. Yesterday, we went pumpkin-picking at a local farm stand.  You know the drill – you can either select the harvested pumpkins from a table, or you can go…

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