I was forwarded this great graduation speech by my dad. It’s a great read. We should all read these things more often. I looked to see if Butch has his own blog, but couldn’t find it, so I decided to post it myself. Butch Jimenez, head of PLDT’s media and strategic communications department, delivered this […]Read more "Great Graduation Speech"
Considering starting your 2 year old on skis? We did this and it went very well–our kids now 7 and 4 are great little skiers and love it. We started our daughter at the age of 3 and our son just before he turned 2. In both cases, my goal was to get them […]Read more "How young can kids ski?"
This fall I coached my six year old daughter’s soccer team. It was my first time coaching anything, ever, and I really wasnt much of a soccer player as a kid. I’m sure I embarrassed my dad (who was my team’s coach) as I kicked daisies and stood back and watched the other kids making […]Read more "Top 10 tips for coaching 6 year old kid soccer"
I recently left my job and now need to obtain health insurance for my family of 4. Cobra insurance is available to me through my former employer, All Star Directories, at the rate of $893 a month for medical insurance and $143 for dental insurance, totaling a whopping $1,036 per month. So the question is: […]Read more "Is Cobra health insurance worth it?"
This summer we took our 2 young kids backpacking. Our kids are 4 and 6. We went with another family with 3 kids whose youngest is 3. Many people thought we were a bit crazy, but we pulled it off and they had a great time. For the kids, this was a huge adventure and […]Read more "Top ten tips for kids backpacking"
On the weekend of July 26, 2008, I climbed Mt Rainier via the Emmons Glacier Route with Tom Romary, Dan Pingree, Joe Heitzberg, and Mark Maunder. Tom was our fearless leader. We met at the White River campground on Thursday night. Oddly, there were almost no mosquitoes. The weather was clear and warm, though […]Read more "Trip Report: Climbing Mt Rainier via the Emmons Glacier Route"
I surfed the beach today at Westport. Great conditions. Solid overhead waves with double overhead sets. Sunny with an offshore breeze. Buoy 46041 was showing 6.6 feet at 13 seconds, WNW swell. Winds ESE at 6 knots. About 20 guys out. Tough paddle to get out, but tip of the day was had when I […]Read more "Surfing Westport Washington The Beach 11/25/07"