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Dave Bear


Dave Bear, the new Swap Shop Host! Dave has been in radio for a while. His first job was hosting a Swap Shop program in Craig, CO in the the late 70's. Most recently he co-hosted the morning show on our sister station STAR 94 FM, and helped with the creation of the Shopping Show on KNCO and former sister station KUBA in Yuba City. Dave worked at KUBA for 25 years in various capacities and has lived there for nearly as long. Dave has a big family and enjoys all his kids and now grandkids. His hobbies include woodworking, and you can see his work by checking out his website www.2bearswoodshop.com.

Parenting, the Never Ending Story

It’s something that we’ve all heard, and probably told ourselves, “That which does not kill us only makes us stronger”.    I’ve leaned on Friedrich Nietzsche’s little aphorism more than a couple of times myself.  You know, it’s actually helped too.

Today in an effort to help 2 of my kids through rough patches, I passed along those sage words again.  And I learned, it really doesn’t help me as I watch my kids struggle.  They are both grown-up, out on their own, adults. There really isn’t a thing I can do to help them other than provide encouragement.

So, I will be encouraging.  I will be there to help in anyway I can.  I will also be thinking about changing Nietzsche’s original quote to something along the lines of “That which does not kill us only makes us stronger, but gives our parents ulcers”

Of course any discussion of Friedrich Nietzsche requires me to think of Mel Brooks classic movie “Blazing Saddles”  “Out of chaos comes order”, the remainder of the movie line . . . . is not safe for a family blog (But in the context of the movie – Hilarious!)  And on further consideration maybe the correct answer to most the original  quote.

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