Former NFL linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, headlined the No More Excuses Men’s Conference over the weekend. The conference was held in Dallas, Texas and put on by the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship.
Lewis grew up without a father and told the audience about the importance of fathers teaching their sons how to be men. “I don’t care how good a mom is,” Lewis was quoted in The Huffington Post as saying, “how awesome she is, how spiritual she is. She can never teach a man to be a man.”
If you’re an active dad and looking to go hiking with your child, you know it’s a big possibility that they’ll run out of steam before you. That’s why Texas dads Erick Jansen and Nathan Jones invented the Freeloader. Finally, you can be your kid’s personal tauntaun!
United States Army Drill Sergeant Terry Achane, the father whose wife put up their baby for adoption without his knowledge or approval, has his daughter back.
The reunion came after a Utah court reversed the adoption – much to the disappointment of adoptive parents Jared and Kristi Frei. Twenty-two months ago, the Frei family adopted baby Teleah from an adoption agency. This last Thursday, Teleah was returned to her father.
For now, at least.
You may have recently seen on – yawn – every other website, a video of a little girl having the cutest little lightsaber fight with her dad. It’s cute, it’s ultra cool a father is playing with Star Wars stuff with his daughter, and we love it. But we also noticed something…and when we noticed it, we nerdgasmed.
The dad in the video, Brad Lewis, is a Texas native, who grew up on a ranch and knew when he saw Star Wars that he wanted to be a part of that universe. Years later, he’s had a 15 year career in the video game industry, and currently works at BioWare, as a senior VFX artist. He and his wife Katie have one child – Samantha – the baby Jedi you’ve seen in the viral video.
That viral video and a Q&A are after the jump.
Depending on where you’re reading the story about six year old Drew Cox, you get a different taste in your mouth. From local affiliates and mom-blogs, you get a sense of heart-warming lemony-goodness. But Boing Boing‘s Xeni Jardin wants you to remember something: these “heart-warming” stories highlight the sad fact that the state of health care in the United States is absolutely abominable.
As the crow flies, Texas father Randy Cox has a rare form of cancer. Cox can’t afford his medical bills (who can?), and his six year old son, Drew, raised $10,000 to help dad out. “Doctors gave an excellent prognosis,” says the Cox family’s fundraising website, “and thinks he only needs 4 cycles of chemotherapy using 2 medications. He goes 6 hours a day for a week and then off for two weeks before the next cycle begins.”
But Drew didn’t raise $10,000 for his dad with a fundraising website. Drew did it, incredibly, with a lemonade stand.
Making the rounds this week is a story about a Texas grandfather that was stopped by police while walking with his granddaughter. The kicker, which is no surprise thanks to my tell-all title and image, is that the granddaughter was black – the grandfather was white. As always, the devil’s in the details.
Saddest story you’ll read all day.
Texas man Mark Aulger had survived colon cancer, but chemotherapy had deteriorated his lungs, leaving scarring so bad that Mark was slowly suffocating …
Some dude named Zachary Russell (awesome first name, BTW) filmed his wife squirting out his new daughter as they flew down a Texas highway the way to the hospital.