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Kids have big expectations when it comes to holiday gifts. I know, that’s a huge understatement. Many don’t know, or don’t care, that times are tougher. And to a certain extent they shouldn’t, because, after all, they’re just kids. So how do you teach kids to have more realistic expectations about the holidays? More on that in a moment. “I want a cattle prod and taser for Christmas” A couple of weeks ago,… Read More

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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!  Here are some scenes from our Christmas Day.  Have a Happy New Year!

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Whomever invented the parade wasn’t the sharpest rock in the cave.  I’m thinking this as my wife and I are shivering on my TV station’s float in Tulsa‘s annual Christmas Holiday Parade (more on that later). It’s not the first time I’ve wondered who in their right mind would invent something so silly, but no more so than tonight, as 30 mile per hour winds blow through the concrete canyons of downtown… Read More

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This time of year, my wife and I face the same dilemma: what should we get our boys for Christmas? It was much easier when they were much younger.  We’d just go to Toys “R” Us or Wal-Mart, go up and down the aisles, and toss toys into the shopping cart.  An hour later, we’re done. Easy.  Now that they’re teenagers (one is 20), it’s much harder and more expensive.  As parents,… Read More

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Christmas is next month, and by now, kids are starting to place their order for their gifts. But that can create stress and guilt for parents if their finances are tight. Does your child have a long list of gifts for Santa to fit under their tree?  Are they starting to ask for a few of their favorite (and expensive) things? Betty Casey, editor of Tulsa Kids Magazine, says,  “During the holidays it’s… Read More

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Just chillin’ today after the Blizzard of the Century (so far). Had a rough ride home from work Christmas Eve.  Normally 20 minute drive took 2 and a half hours.  Got stuck and had to be rescued. Beautiful Christmas morning with all the snow.  Boys and dogs loved it. Good to have the boys all here for Christmas.  We had fun opening gifts. My boys didn’t get quite as excited as this kid on Christmas… Read More

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Looks like we’re going to have a white Christmas in Oklahoma (picture above is backyard snow scene last winter).  Did you hear that Tommy?  My youngest boy has been bugging me for weeks.   “When’s it going to snow?” “How much snow will we get?”  He thinks he’s getting a sled for Christmas and wants to use it.     Tommy even delivered amessage to Frank our meteorologist. If you’re going to have a snowball fight,… Read More

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President Obama returned to Washington DC from Global Warming Summit in Copenhagen.  He was greeted by a huge snowstorm. Now what was that you saying about global warming Mr. President? Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32. Tiger’s mom “angry and disappointed” in him.  Join the crowd.  It’s also reported he may be headed for sex rehab. 2010 should be an interesting year for Tiger. I’m at Utica Square (Tulsa’s upscale shopping center)  today. Not nearly… Read More

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And you thought you were bummed out about the holidays!! Is that how you feel? ABC News shuffle about over.  Reported that George Stephanopoulos will co-host “Good Morning America” replacing Diane Sawyer, who replacing “World News” anchor Charles Gibson, who’s retiring.  GMA news reader Chris Cuomo is leaving show to co-host “20/20”  Got it?  This just in! I’m still anchoring at KTUL, but willing to listen to offers from ABC. Speaking of… Read More

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In case you’re counting (I know you are), more women are coming out of the “wood(s)”work linked to Tiger.   10 so far.  Also, check out CBS’s Bob Schieffer’ advice for Tiger Woods. 68 year anniversary today.  If you haven’t, watch the movie “Pearl Harbor”.  If you have, watch again.  Also, FDR’s Pearl Harbor address to Congress is one of the most famous speeches in American history.  Watch it  here. If you know a… Read More

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