Monthly Archives: May 2010

Today’s College Students Lack Empathy

Interesting little piece by Yahoo News yesterday, with some research to back up something I’ve definitely noticed. College students today are less likely to ‘get’ the emotions of others than their parents were. This new study from Michigan’s Institute for … Continue reading

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What Connecting Looks Like

Jason’s adult leaders didn’t realize how “stagnant” many of their kids were… until they saw it on a giant whiteboard right in front of their face! It’s fun to get emails from youth workers and adult mentors who are connecting … Continue reading

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My Dear Blog Fans

I wanted to apologize to you for my blog lately. I won’t bore you with the details, I’ll just tell you that it’s Google’s fault! (seriously, it is!) All you know is that you haven’t heard from me in a … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago Today

20 years ago today I asked my wife out on our first date. I met Lori at our church college group in December 1989 for about 5 minutes. Then I went back to school in Santa Barbara (Westmont College). When … Continue reading

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Unpaid- Proof That You Care

I found this little tidbit fascinating– “Unpaid Workers Must Care More.” My dad, Tom McKee, over at VolunteerPower.com, brought this article to my attention. It’s from Energize’s volunteerism guru Susan Ellis in her article “You Get What You Pay For.” … Continue reading

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New Narnia Film

Okay… I’ve always been a huge fan of the Narnia books… so the films have always peeked my interest. Next one is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, directed by none other than Micheal Apted (Amazing Grace). No offense to … Continue reading

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Alec’s Birthday List

Okay… so my son turned 17-years-old yesterday. We went out as a family and saw Ironman II (great film) and ate at one of his favorite places (Island Burgers)… had a great time. Last week he gave us his birthday … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Be Skanky?

It’s like a new game show. “Who Wants to the Be the Most Skanky!” And the winner… Christina Aguilera, by a landslide with her new #1 video, Not Myself Tonight. The competition for trampiness has been tight lately. Gaga performs on American … Continue reading

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Billy Ray says, “It’s what people her age do.”

Hey parents… don’t worry if your 16-year-old girls are literally “grinding” with men on the dance floor, “It’s what people her age do.” Whew! That’s a relief. And I thought I should be worried! It’s so nice to know that this … Continue reading

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Lori and Ashley in an Accident

Today everything came to a screeching halt for me in my office at 2:42 p.m. My wife called from her cell phone in tears—she and my youngest daughter Ashley had been in a bad car accident.   If you’ve been in these … Continue reading

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