Tony Overbay

When it comes to health care, mum’s the word

With all the talk lately about health care, I found myself thinking back to my first health-care crisis. I was 5. I had a friend named Blue. He was 3, maybe 4 and not much of a t ...

Halloween best time of the year for candy junkies

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it might be wise to address a topic that I am very, very passionate about. Candy. As a father of four, I don’t want to be acc ...

The pioneers had nothing on this family challenge

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I sat down to watch a movie. The one-line description on the screen made it sound like a good, suspenseful drama, sure to have plenty of twists a ...

A tale of two lunches

Sometimes you need to just follow your instincts. Like when your wife hands you the milk jug and says, “Smell this, it’s rotten, right?” Or when you hear that all-too-fam ...

You just need some incentive for cleaning a house

Don’t cry over spilt milk. I have to admit, this adage was pretty hard for me for the first few years of having small children. It seems that there was a spill at every meal, e ...

Thank heavens for little boys, too

There’s a song in the 1958 movie Gigi that says, “Oh thank heaven for little girls.” Before you get too impressed, I must credit Google for that reference. I think I heard ...

Lower your expectations ... and don’t forget the treats

The greatest piece of advice given to me before the 2009 Lincoln Little League Tee Ball season started was this, “Before you get to your first practice, lower your expectations. ...

Let’s talk pennies and chalk, comb-overs and turkey manure

In every profession, I’m sure there are items that make one scratch their heads in bewilderment or laugh in amusement. As a therapist, I see plenty. Whether it’s the individual ...

Got an hour to kill" Why not visit Disneyland"

Have an hour to kill? Why not visit Disneyland? On a recent business trip to Southern California, I found myself staying in a hotel directly across the street from the happiest p ...

Laughter is truly the best medicine

If laughter truly is the best medicine, my wife will be the picture of health for years to come. I gave her quite an increase of white blood cells this past weekend while clearly d ...

Out the mouth of an almost 11-year-old

One of my favorite parts in any good, cheesy movie is when the hero, often with his or her last breath, suddenly turns the tide on the evil genius and says, typically while overpow ...

Economic slump not reflected by crowds at mall

Open the paper or watch the news this Christmas season and all you'll see are stories about the slumping economy. Try to park at the mall and you'll wonder why these people aren't ...

Getting the bug and learning to appreciate your spouse

I'm sick! No, not sick as in sick and tired of politics, although at this particular moment, I am. Once again, I forgot to run for senate or president or something like that. There ...

Family hosts own version of Olympic Games

Well, it’s that time of year again. Back to school. Summer break, something that seemed to go on forever as a kid, now seems to last all of a couple of weeks as an adult. I’m n ...
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