Tuesday, January 31, 2012


• Deseret News (1/30/2012) 'That's my only birthday present I wanted is you,' little girl says when she gets a surprise visit from her father.

WEST VALLEY CITY — A little girl from West Valley City got a very special birthday gift Monday morning. Her father, who had previously been deployed in Afghanistan, showed up during reading time in her kindergarten classroom at Whittier Elementary.

Five-year-old Baylee was going over a poster board with pictures of things she loved, like chocolate, chocolate sundaes and hot chocolate. She also had a picture of her father, Sgt. Adam Page.

While she was talking about dad, he walked into the classroom, but she didn't see him at first. When she did, she could not hold back the tears of joy. She ran to him and gave him a big hug.

"That's my only birthday present I wanted is you," she said while wiping tears from her face.

She kept asking "How did you ever make it, Dad? How did you ever make it?"

Page has just been redeployed to Utah. He has served in the Army for seven years, and this will be the first time he has lived with his family since Baylee was born.

"I really missed you," she told him, and then hugged him again.

(4X) Baylee surprised by her father.

413-423 – • CBS Denver (1/28/2012) 2 Students Face Expulsion For Sharing An Asthma Inhaler.

(8X) Story of Alyssa McKinney giving Breana Crites her prescription asthma inhaler and getting suspended. 

428-438 – Calls – Did Alyssa do the right thing in offering it to Breana?  Did Breana do the right thing in accepting a prescription inhaler?  Does the punishment fit the crime?  Do the girls deserved to be suspended or even expelled?  What if it was your daughter (or son)?  Have you talked to your kids about this?  Pharmacists, doctors, and nurses… what do you guys think of this? 

443-452 – Stephen Siringoringo, founder of the Siringoringo Law Firm, specializes in loan modifications and keeping families in their homes, with offices in Upland, Corona, Glendale, and Garden Grove, 888-802-01-11,

458-508 – Dr. John Townsend, (, psychologist, business consultant, speaker and author of over 20 books that together have sold over 5 million copies – including his 2-million-copy-best-seller Boundaries – and last year's follow-up Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships (2011).  Dr. Townsend can be heard weekdays here on KKLA at 2:00pm as one of the co-hosts of New Life Live (  He also directs his excellent Leadership Coaching Program out of Newport Beach, using the principles in his book Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing The Power of Their Values, Feelings, and Intuition

• Today we talk to the guys about being a best friend, bouncing off of his brand-new book How to be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime Relationships (2012)

From the website – Our world has diluted the meaning of friendship, but the reality is, there's nothing like the sustaining strength of true-blue, forever friends. Still, many people are convinced that they'll never find such lifelong connections-or that they don't need them. In this encouraging book, best-selling author and psychologist John Townsend delivers hope and help for making these relationships a reality-and for making them even better if you've already got a 'bestie.' His eight principles for building the very best kind of friendship, along with his shared experiences within his own friendships (including mistakes he's made), will move every reader to aspire to deeper connections and to stay the course when challenges arise. Townsend's simple but profound concepts are sure to transform readers' relationships and keep them from missing out on one of life's greatest and most essential joys: the joy of having a best friend.

My Notes on Our Conversation – Wives cannot meet all our social needs, when we put them in the position to attempt to do so, we change our relationship from "husband and wife" to "mother and son" – we're unintentionally asking them to mother us, and then resent it when they do so.  Guys need guys.  More than just playmates, and couple-times-a-year friends, we need intimate friends with whom we can bare our souls.  So, guys, ask your wife – tonight – How do you rate me on relationships with other guys?  She'll probably be relieved that you even asked.  Once you digest the low score, then go through your Outlook and identify potential candidates, then schedule lunches with a few.  At the lunch, don't lead with your strength, the key is your vulnerability, and how he responds.  Health attracts health, and if he responds on a way you like, then you have a legitimate candidate.  After getting together a few more times over the next couple months, there will come a point where you ask to get together more frequently, like every week or two weeks.  Refrain from giving advice, just listen and allow him to vent and share his heart.  Vulnerability creates intimacy.

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[BO] 558-608 – Dr. Bill Sears (, is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and Parenting magazines, and for – and father of 8 and grandfather of 9.  The author of over 30 books on childcare, including his bestselling The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two.  Today we talk about the story out today that children who eat processed foods score lower on IQ tests.  Bill's book on this would be Nutrition Deficit Disorder.

Health requires us to stay LEAN, involving our Lifestyle, our Exercise, our Attitudes, and Nutrition.

The best diet includes lots of the four S's:  smoothies, salads, salmon, and spices.

The brain triples in volume in the first two years.  The best brain foods are salmon, blueberries, spinach, and walnuts.

To avoid Alzheimer's, get regular oil changes – change out the bad oils for the good oils.  The bad oils are hydrogenated, processed, cotton, some corn, and vegetable oil.  The good oils are fish, flax, olive and nuts.

Grazing is better the gorging – his Rule of 2s – eat twice as often, half as much, chew twice as long, and dine in twice the time.

Go organic in all fruits and vegetables that you don't have to peel.  Non-organic bananas and oranges are okay.

Breast feed as often and as long as you can.  At 6 months, make your own baby food.  At 9 months, introduce your baby to wild salmon.

10% of kids have the "D's":  ADD, ADHD, etc.  And we're way over-medicating active kids, especially boys.  Many boys simply suffer from the 3 "Bs" – bright, bored, boys.  In the Ritalin vs. Recess Studies, they found that boys do better after having a recess than they do after taking Ritalin.

Dr. Sears is strongly against Gary Ezzo and his "Growing Kids God's Way" strategy. 

Mom's need to learn the We Principle – in this family this is what we eat, how we eat, what we say and how we say it.

Dr. Sears is a huge fan of "Attachment Parenting" – the whole idea behind it is to put yourself behind your child's eyes.  The research is investigating the link between brain chemistry and mental health.  It seems that early intimacy with mom in the first two years impacts brain chemistry and prevents the onset of some mental illness.  Specifically, if the infant learns empathy early on, they will grow to become empathetic toddlers, children, and adults. The lack of empathy is a common thread for many mental disorders.

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• USA Today (1/31/2012) Obama green jobs program faces further investigation.

• LA Times (1/31/2012) Teacher charged with lewd acts allegedly told kids it was 'game'.

• LA Times (1/31/2012) Feds probe nearly $1 million in payments by Coliseum officials.

• SF Gate (1/31/2012) What Jesus Might Say Is Debated in Survey of Christian Politics.  

• Christian Post (1/26/2012) TD Jakes Breaks Down the Trinity, Addresses Being Called a 'Heretic'.

• Christian Post (1/27/2011) Reformed Crowd Asked to Repent for Attacking TD Jakes.