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Getting older leads to sleepless night

August 17, 2018
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I was going to bed late, had to get up early for work—probably should’ve skipped that cup of coffee—and I was getting old. Wow, my son turned 15! I am old. I lay in bed…

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Life-threatening volcano and ‘Death Cruise’ fun for whole family

August 3, 2018
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By Togo Ornottogo Staff Trav-Hell Writer MONSTER ISLAND—Nightmarish works from your mind and everyone else’s minds are now on display in the Hole of Nightmares at the peak of Monster Mountain, the mightiest volcano of…

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Dentists promote smiles but are never happy

June 1, 2018
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Six months ago, my dentist said I had a cavity that needed drilling. He warned me to change my brushing habits immediately or else. My first thought: My brushing habits have kept me cavity-free for…

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Gardener? For What?

April 13, 2018
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Last summer, my wife asked if I thought we needed a gardener to maintain our front and back yards. My answer was a big “No!” My dad took care of his yard work. My grandfather…

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Life is like lots of jelly beans

March 23, 2018
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With the country becoming more divided by politics, hot-button issues are popping up everywhere. In fact, anything can be a hot-button issue. Even the Easter holiday comes with its own touchy topics. To eat jelly…

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Dad’s got a ticket to ride

March 16, 2018
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I heard the best time to go to Disneyland is Super Bowl Sunday. That’s because no one goes on the unofficial national holiday, when even churches are closed. According to the Nielsen Company (a global…

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Val-ANT-ine’s love from the pests

February 9, 2018
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I’m guilty—I haven’t done anything really thoughtful for my wife in a long time. On the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, she woke up from another nightmare. She told me that in her bad dreams I’m…

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Horrible dads attract horrible stuff

February 2, 2018
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Aaaah-choo! I knew right then I had the flu, even though, days later, I was fine, not another sneeze or other symptom to be found. But horrible stuff happens all the time, so I wasn’t…

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Winter brrr-becue for the brrr-ds

January 12, 2018
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It was January. And what a perfect time to be outside in the sun. My wife, our 11-year-old boy and I went on a morning hike. In Southern California, you can do that. Still, my…

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Feast a burden

December 1, 2017
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Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves…

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