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Lucas Herro

By Ken Cooper | March 29, 2023

Have you ever talked with someone who’s had a near death experience? Meet Lucas Herro.  I don’t want to give a way too much of his story so let’s just say every single part of his life changed in a split second.  He was 22,…

Stepping Stones pt 2

By Ken Cooper | February 22, 2023

We continue our conversation about blended families.  I’m  talking with two local authors, Kristine Valk and Asha Bianca about their book Stepping Stones; Blended Families and onus Parenting at it’s Best. 

Stepping Stones & Blended Families

By Ken Cooper | February 13, 2023

Kristine Valk and Asha Bianca are 2 local moms in blended families.  As they talked about their shared experience they realized they wished there had been a book to help them navigate through the highs and lows of bringing families together.  The result is “STEPPING…

It’s a Long Road Back Home Again

By Ken Cooper | January 26, 2023

A conversation with Patrick Longmeier who grew up in MN, moved to TX fell in love with BBQ and came back home.


By Ken Cooper | December 20, 2022

I started one of those “how was your weekend” conversations with a co-worker the other day.  She proceeded to tell me how this may the her best Christmas ever.

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