And the winner is…Dolly!!!!
We had a lot of fun with the llama, and we’re glad everyone else had fun. Every once in awhile we need a break from life, find the time to laugh and be distracted by something entertaining.
We’re grateful for having the chance to be on the radio, thanks to our friend Jimmy Lakey. What a lot of people don’t know is that we hosted today because Jimmy is in Rwanda overseeing his charity River’s Promise. We would love for you to take a minute and read Jimmy and Carries story about their charity. And if you can find it in your heart to send them a few dollars, please do so. They are making a tremendous difference in a part of the world that needs our assistance. Even $5 will make a difference!
Thank you, Jimmy, for all you’re doing!
This past weekend we were invited to Scottsdale, AZ by Parent Heart Watch to participate in their annual conference. Parent Heart Watch is an organization founded by women who were struck by the greatest tragedy any parent can experience, losing a child; more specifically they lost their children to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). United in their vision to save as many children and people as possible from SCA they formed Parent Heart Watch in 2005 to provide awareness on SCA, CPR training and the placing of AED’s.
We were invited because Parent Heart Watch recognizes survivors as well as those that cannot be saved by SCA; Tommy was awarded the Young Survivor Champion for 2015. Words cannot explain the feeling of walking the cooridors and seeing so many posters of children and young adults who have died from SCA, too many stories of people standing by not knowing what to do, AED’s in close proximity and no one knowing they were there or how to use them. But as often happens through tragedy something great comes from it. To date they have trained close to 63,000 people in CPR, placed almost 3,000 AED’s and have worked on legislation in multiply states.
Ready, Set, Go!
We’ve been having fun this summer: playing golf, working on an event Conserving Nature’s Resources and otherwise expanding our horizons. I think we have learned a few things about one another: 1. We enjoy working together, but we still want to kill each other just about every other day. 2. You better like the person you work with otherwise you will kill them. 3. You had better be able to figure out how to communicate or you will kill each other. 4. Being to busy is no excuse for ignoring your blog.
We didn’t kill each other, although it was touch and go there for awhile, and now we’re back in the saddle. Seriously, we have learned that we both need to be better communicators, especially when you’re in business together and working together almost everyday. We’re also on a learning curve of one another’s strengths and weaknesses, who is better able to perform what roles. While we had a successful event October 7, it nearly killed both of us. Continue reading
Where do you get your information related to current local, national and world events?
Devon and I often struggle with finding a balance between what topics to cover, often debating what people already know and don’t know. We’re always looking for fresh angles on current topics. Our goal is to inform listeners, but at the same time entertain. If you’re not having fun with us, then we’re not doing our job.
Help us with our little market research: Continue reading
We love when listeners send feedback, ask questions and even when the heckle us – it’s all part of the fun of being on the radio. Today we received an interesting email:
Comment: I listen to your show every morning. This morning you had a lady on from the Weld County Humane Society. She said they were swamped with kittens and dogs and cats. Tell me, Weld County is debt free, why don’t they give some funding to the Humane Society to decrease the price of adopting these animals. I don’t know anyone who will or can pay over a hundred dollars per animal. This is insane. I know it includes spay and neutering and shots, but not many seniors could afford this and many would love to adopt………What say you?
First off, we want to say thank you for listening, you have options in the morning and we appreciate you tuning us in.
This question presents an interesting dilemma: the Weld Humane Society is a 501 c3, they are a non-profit organization; the Weld County government is the only county or parish in the United States that has zero debt, why can’t the government provide a little assistance to defer the cost of pet ownership? Continue reading
As we’re celebrating the 4th of July please take a moment to reflect on the following words from the Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self evident…http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/”
What does the Declaration of Independence mean to you?
Have a great 4th of July!
For those that do not know, most of you, I grew up without my dad because he passed just before I was born. It has been an interesting struggle to learn how to be a father without ever having had an example. My kids are all a sense of joy, frustration and love wrapped into one package.
I’ll save my parenting experiences for future blogs, for today, Happy (belated) Father’s Day to me and all the great dad’s around the world. It is truly an honor to be the father to these three crazy kids – love you guys.
Today is the day we pay tribute to those men and women who gave their lives in the service of our great country – thank you!
I would like to think that I have the power to write words that capture the essence of what Memorial Day means, but why make a feeble attempt when we can turn to the words of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
Who do you follow on social media? Is there someone or company that you believe does an exceptional job? I am particularly interested in people who are in politics, I can’t find anyone doing a good job with social media in politics but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
When Devon and I use the phrase social media, we’re talking about all interactive on-line platforms. The reason we’re aggressively pursuing a strong presence on-line is because we see the trends, people have their smart phones with them almost everywhere they go and we know people are looking at their phones in hyper-drive fashion. We know that without expanding our presence beyond the radio we’re going to eventually lose listeners.
However, our goal isn’t just about listeners, our goal is to expand listener interaction, we want to share more of our lives, while at the same time hearing from people we normally don’t get a chance to hear from. When someone follows us on Twitter ,@tomanddevon, or Instagram, TomandDevon, or on our blog, we try follow them back. We’re usually pretty good about follow backs but every once in awhile we miss.
We really do want to interact as much as possible because that is where we learn what you like hearing us discuss on the radio. Besides, your lives are much more interesting than ours. Now, with social media we have multiply ways to hear from you.
Let us know what you like and dislike about our blog. We’re receiving tremendous enjoyment from blogging, as we get longer into the process we will get better, just like the radio show.
Thank you for supporting of our blog, our social media and the radio show.