I Won’t Yell at Referees Anymore, Thanks to this Facebook Page

New Facebook page raises awareness of parents who act like fools at youth sporting events, and deservedly so When I was a teenager, I experienced a rather embarrassing moment at a University of Nevada baseball game. The umpire made a call that everyone in the seats behind home plate disagreed with, including me. “YOU GOTTA…

When is the Best Time to have Child Number 2?

I cannot stop thinking about the scene from Animal House when Kevin Bacon “assumes the position” and takes a fraternity paddle to the keister. “Thank you, sir! May I have another?” That phrase is relatable right now. My daughter just turned one. She has been a blessing and has motivated me to be better at life. That…

How Do You Stay Positive When Your Wife and Kid Have Cancer?

Rick Worthington is a diehard sports fan. Baseball, football, basketball — it doesn’t matter. Whether it’s an Oakland A’s game or his kid’s basketball game, he’ll watch it. One of the most memorable speeches Rick ever heard was that of the late North Carolina State men’s basketball coach Jim Valvano. Valvano is best known for the line,…

Fatherhood Has Turned Me into a Crying Sap

Last month, I hired a photographer to take family photos. My wife and I have an 8-month old daughter and very few pictures on the wall to show for it. The photog, David Calvert, is a buddy who also shot our wedding. David sent me a text to let me know that the photos would be done…

Reno Dad Finds Strength After Son’s Death

Reno dad, Owen Brolsma, is used to performing under pressure. In his youth, Brolsma excelled as a baseball player at Carson High School. He was good enough to earn college scholarships to Nevada and Texas Tech, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He experienced the pressure of hitting and pitching with the game on the…

Why I Set Up an Email Account for my 4-month-old Daughter

I just got done setting up an email account for my daughter… she’s 4 months old. A little early, you might say? She just started gripping toys, what makes me think she can actually type with those slobber-covered fingers, right? Well, if I do everything the way I’m supposed to, she won’t be checking it…

Mile-High Blowout

My wife and I were aboard Alaska Airlines on our way back to Reno — part of our first roundtrip airplane ride with our 2-month-old daughter — and the flight attendant was handing out snacks. All I wanted was some Cheez-Its. Our daughter was fussy during the 1 hour and 45 minute flight and something was up. My…