It’s hard, it gets better, keep on keeping on – On parenting

After the recent winter concert of my sixth grade son at his middle school, we went out for ice cream at the local Baskin-Robbins with about a dozen other families from the community who, like us, were celebrating the wonderful holiday musical event. It was my...

Parents Addicted to Technology: Guilty as charged

The other night after dinner when all the kids scattered in their various directions, I grabbed my cell phone to do a quick check of email. One email sends me to a website and that website sends me to twitter which sends me to another website and then of course, I...

Sports Spotlight on West Linn basketball stand out Ashley Johnson, whose mission trip to Nicaragua changed her life – Oregonian story

(Originally written for The Oregonian SW Weekly section and published online Dec. 18, 2013 at: ASHLEY JOHNSON SPORTS SPOTLIGHT- Oregonian -Oregonlive.com)   “My coaches have always told me to never stop shooting the ball even when I’m not hitting my shots,”...

A different kind of summer vacation – Mission to Rwanda

Presentation Friday Nov. 8 and Saturday Nov. 9 from 7-8 pm: Barbara and Todd Briscoe and family will discuss their Rwanda mission in a one-hour presentation 7-8 pm, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, at the Lake Oswego Art Center, 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego.Information:...

Sports Spotlight: West Linn’s Blake Hepburn works through injury, enjoys rewards of soccer- Oregonian story

  (To be published in print edition of Nov. 20, 2013 The Oregonian Blake Hepburn-Oregonlive.com link) (Blake Hepburn says “there is nothing like playing with a bunch of your friends, in front of friends and loved ones.) (Photo: €Nicole Gray)...

On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, the Briscoe family will share stories and photos of their trip to Rwanda with Africa New Life

Presentation– Barbara and Todd Briscoe and family will discuss their Rwanda mission trip in a one-hour presentation from 7-8 pm, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, at the Lake Oswego Art Center, located at 510 1st Street  in Lake Oswego.The family of four will share...

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