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So far Paul Gullixson has created 12 blog entries.

How do you talk to your kids about Trump?

How do you talk to your kids about what happened? I’m not talking about policy, I’m talking about behavior and human decency.

By | November 9th, 2016|303 Comments

Meet “Stuff Curry,” the rising star of Instagram

So, maybe it wasn’t the nicest of comments. Yes, Landon Benton of Quincy, Illinois bears a close resemblance to Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors – especially for someone who is only 10 months old. But after his mom posted some photos on Instagram, some online commenters started calling [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|2 Comments

Steph Curry – an MVP (most valuable parent) as well?

Stephen Curry, holding his daughter Riley, laughs with Andre Iguodala during the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade and Rally in Oakland, on Friday, June 19, 2015. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat) We may root for them, but it’s not easy to like some professional athletes. There aren't a [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

If kids could dine with anyone, who would it be? The answer might surprise you

Alison Yoder prepares a chicken tortilla bake with her children Zach, 8, and Audrey Nelson, 11, in their Santa Rosa home on Oct. 23, 2007.(The Press Democrat / Christopher Chung) If you could pick anybody to have a meal with -  anybody dead or alive - who would [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Would you let your teen study abroad for a year? I am, and I’m nervous

Up to now, my 16-year-old son, Christopher, a junior at Maria Carrillo High School has been on the normal track for college-bound teens. College visits. ACT and SAT tests. Some honors and AP classes. The works. And with that comes the other stuff - late nights studying, stress, competition to [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|6 Comments

‘Star Wars toy controversy’ : Where are the female heroes in games and books?

Rey, the most compelling of the new characters in the Star Wars series, is missing from store shelves among action figures and other toys. . If you bought the latest “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Monopoly game, you would discover that two critical male characters are featured as [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|4 Comments

Father upset over airport pat-down of 10-year-old daughter

Here's a link to a NBC San Diego report about a father who’s livid about how his 10-year-old daughter was subjected to an extensive pat-down search while going through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham International Airport on New Year’s Day. Apparently she was singled out after [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|23 Comments

Where does ‘The Force Awakens’ rank among the Star Wars films for you?

My family and some long-time friends waded through the lightsaber-carrying masses – Jedis, Rebel Alliance pilots and Wookies among them – to catch a 7 p.m. screening of the new Star Wars movie last night at the Reading Cinemas Rohnert Park 16. “The Force Awakens” appeared to be playing on [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

When schools are closed for an email threat, do terrorists win?

So someone from Frankfurt, Germany – or someone just using a Frankfurt server - sends a 360-word amateurish email to schools in Los Angeles and New York threatening a possible terrorist attack and it not only results in the closure of 1,100 schools in L.A. but it makes front-page news [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|1 Comment

Did your Christmas tree-shopping experience fall short on the Hallmark scale? Mine too

I once had a Waltons-type perspective on what getting a Christmas tree should be like. You know, the family dressed in flannel venturing off into the evergreen forest to surround a single majestic arbor which is felled with a few swift ax blows and carted away by siblings singing carols [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|1 Comment