Entries by Mike Donahue

Let’s Talk TikTok

I asked my son once to help me with a social media app on my phone, and he just looked at me and said, “Dad, I feel like technology is wasted on you.” Apparently, the task I needed help with was so elementary to him that it insulted his technology intelligence, if that is such […]

Race Cars and American Idol

I love the game “Two Truths and a Lie” because I always win. One of my truths that is almost impossible to believe about me is that I was on American Idol, the TV show. See, you don’t believe me either. A few years ago, I was speaking in a school in Idaho. When I […]

School Shooters Weren’t Born Wanting To Do That!

Breaking News! That’s what I read on my phone when it started buzzing on May 27, 2022. I was sitting at my home workspace doing some writing, when I got the alert that there was another school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. Nineteen elementary students and two teachers were killed, and several more were […]

Why Doesn’t My Kid Talk to Me Anymore?

Your teenager really does want to talk to you about their personal life, but they are not going to and it’s going to feel a little awkward when they start getting cryptic and protective with information. If your child is holding back things from you, you may be asking yourself, “What Happened, when my kids […]