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New Birth Records Law Has This Adoptive Dad Feeling a Little Apprehensive – Brian’s Blog

 

Starting in July, a new law goes into effect allowing all adult Washington-born adoptees to get a copy of their original birth certificate without going through the courts. As an adoptive dad,  I'm not sure how I feel about this.

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Mount St. Helens Memories — Brian’s Blog

 

Sunday marked the 34th anniversary of the  cataclysmic May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens. To me, it does seem like it happened long ago, but some of my experiences of that day remain very fresh in my mind.

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Finding the Motivation to Become Motivated – Brian’s Blog

 

It's hard to determine what motivates a person to either excel or just get through life each day. I'm still trying to figure that out for the most part.

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Another Birthday On The Horizon, No Big Deal – Brian’s Blog

 

Just a few observations as I face my 59th birthday on Thursday.

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How You Can Help Me Achieve a Top Bucket List Item – Brians Blog

 

I just found out that one of the most famous recording studios in the world offers public tours once a year. I'm too late for this year, but it's on my radar for 2015!

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Questions You Wish You Could Ask Your Mom — Brian’s Blog

 

Another Mother's Day is upon us, a holiday that I always feel a little wistful about. My own mother passed away nearly 45 years ago, and there are a lot of questions that I wish I could ask her.

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A Year After Bariatric Surgery, It’s Time for the Before and After Photos – Brian’s Blog

It's the one-year anniversary of my bariatric surgery, time for the before and after pictures!

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Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Just Me Selling My Kids’ Fund Raising Stuff Again – Brian’s Blog

 

With four kids in school,  it seems like my wife and I are constantly selling fund raising merchandise. It hasn't reached the point when our friends and family run screaming when they see us, but I sense that it's close.

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A Few Things to Explain to Out-of-Towners About Yakima – Brian’s Blog

 

I recently read an article about the "18 Things You Have to Explain to Out-of-Towners About Seattle."  I figured that there were a few things that we who make our lives here in Yakima need to explain about our city to people who don't live here.

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Saying Goodbye to Easter Candy Is Going to be Tough – Brian’s Blog [SURVEY]

 

One of the things that you have to give up to be successful after bariatric surgery is sugar. That means candy. Easter candy. This is going to be a long weekend.

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