Safety Tips for Hiking in the Truckee Meadows

One of the things I like most about living in the Truckee Meadows is that well into late September and early October, you can keep exploring the area through hiking. During the fall months, my wife, our two children and I, prefer to have a leisurely start to the day. We like to pack some…

National Championship Air Races in Reno

Meet Tony Logoteta – husband, father of four, and COO / board member of the Reno Air Racing Association, which brings us the STIHL National Championship Air Races each year (this year it’s Sept 11-15th). We asked Tony about what this long-time staple of Reno has to offer this year. How would you describe the…

Dark Pursuit of the Paranormal

Let me set the scene for you: You know a sweet, loving girl named Alma who slowly went crazy. As a result, her parents locked her in their basement. She cried and begged to be let out. Passersby and neighbors could hear her shrieks, but dared not intervene for fear of their own safety. One…

Dad for Sale!

I’m always up for a challenge — run a relay race around Tahoe? ✅! Swim a relay race across Tahoe? Double ✅! I’ve mentioned here (and on the podcast) how challenging being a single dad can be here in Reno, so I’m putting myself on the block for auction. Having exhausted all the usual ways…

Classical Tahoe Family Day is August 4!

Music immerses children of all ages in language. Music evokes movement, stimulates the brain, and fosters curiosity. Studies from around the globe have shown that, from a very early age, an introduction to instrumental music has a profound long-term effect on concentration, problem solving, goal setting, fine motor skills, listening, and self-expression. The Classical Tahoe…

List: Swim lessons in Reno-Sparks

The summer months in Reno can get hot. When it’s hot, you have to find water…and few things tucker out a youngster more than a day at the pool or lake. With the temperature approaching triple digits, many parents are enrolling their children in swim lessons – some just a few months after birth. And…

Dad Jokes and the Importance of Laughter in my Family

Perhaps one of the greatest contributions I bring to my household and my children is the time-honored tradition of dad jokes. If you aren’t already familiar, a dad joke is a joke that elicits groans and eye rolls because it’s just the right mix of corny and punny. My family has always seemed to have…

The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Children

As I remember it, when I was growing up in Kansas and Missouri, my dad, step-mother, and grandmother would read bedtime stories to me: Aesop’s fables, Little Golden Books, the Bible, and I’m sure there was even some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well. I also remember that someone, probably my dad or stepmom, enrolled…

The Illusionists Experience

So, you’d like to know what The Illusionists Experience at the Eldorado is like? Well, writers across time have attempted to put words to events – sometimes imaginary (fiction, entertainment), sometimes real (non-fiction, news) – in an endeavor to communicate amazing experiences to their readers. Being that I cannot write a worthy novel about this…

New Reno Topgolf Swing Suite is Way More Than Golf

The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno debuted its new Topgolf Swing Suite recently and many people, like myself, had a similar reaction. “Oh, it’s just like hitting a golf ball into a screen.” Wrong. For starters, and to be fair, THE ROW’s Topgolf is certainly not like the Las Vegas Topgolf, which is…

Andelin Family Farm: Baby Animal Days

Spring is finally here— and thank goodness! I love winter and all that comes with it, but given the extremely wet and cold nature of this last one and the fact that I recently spent 12-hours stuck in the snow on Donner Pass, I’m glad warmer weather has arrived. So in the spirit of spring,…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – A Reno Dads Guide

I am your average parent. My kids are involved in more activities than we have the time – or even the money – for, from travel baseball and Little League to basketball, golf, a lego class, and even a shooting league. As much as I love my kids in their favorite activity, baseball, the most…