Maui with the Family

In a rare event, Gina and I were able to plan a vacation with both our adult kids and Ryan (Mia’s boyfriend) at our favorite island destination-The Kanapalli Ali on Maui. Mark is heading to PA school at Rosalind Franklin Medical School, Chicago in June. After buying a new Subaru Crosstrek for the two year…

Christmas 2016

This Christmas was another great one for Gina and I having our kids home for the Holidays.   We especially enjoyed Kimmie the dog for the last couple weeks and it reminded us of when we had a dog in the house over 20 years ago.  Mark will stay in Oregon till March when he…

One Pot Meals by Mia Syn on Carolina Today

Mia talks about my favorite way of cooking – Sous Vide.  Making regular appearances on Carolina Today,  Mia’s nutrition consulting and marketing company is taking off.  She is now an expert on Sharecare.com. which is one of the most popular healthcare sites in social media with a following of over 100,000 people.  This is Mia…

Mark Makes it into PA School !

It was no real surprise to Gina and I that US News World report  ranked Orthodontists and Dentist as the  #1 and  #2 best jobs in the US for 2016.  The rankings are not based on income alone but on good jobs  that  challenge us, are a good match for our talents and skills, aren’t…

Mia Syn on “Your Carolina” this morning.

Our daughter who recently finished her RD certification is now a practicing Registered Nutritionist\Dietician. A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a trained nutrition professional who has met the strict educational and experiential standards set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Also, with her Masters Degree in…

Mark Syn Graduates from U of O

University of Oregon Commencement Ceremony 6/13/2016 If someone told me at his high school graduation,that my son Mark would graduate from college with a degree in Human Physiology and an minor in Chemistry,  I would have said, “that would be highly unlikely.”    If someone told me that he would graduate with a 3.7 GPA…

Mia does another Lifestyle Piece on Your Carolina

  This morning, Mia did another piece for Carolina Today CBS Channel 7 in South Carolina.  She is expanding her blog to include lifestyle and cooking as well as science based nutrition for the masses. Check out www.nutritionbymia.com and her Instagram nutritionbymia and Iphone app Nutritionbymia

Thanksgiving in Eugene

There is a faint smell of roses in the air in the frigid Eugene Oregon air today.   Gina and I attended the last Civil War Football Dual between the Ducks and Beavers this weekend visiting Mark at U of O this his last year. It was touch and go for a bit  but the Ducks…

Mia on CBS – Nutrition Expert

My daughter appeared on “Your Carolina” this morning-WSPA Channel 7 CBS. In her debut as a network nutrition expert, she talked about the “Meatless Monday” trend in America. It is great to see her career and dreams moving forward. It has been years of education and experience that brought her to this point – A…

The Kids are Alright…

With the kids gone,  Gina and I have had more time to play and I have had more time to fish when we are not working hard at our private practice. The Kids are working hard and preparing for their future careers.  Here is a snapshot of where they are today. Mark Syn – UofO…

If Medicine doesnt work out, Songwriting?

Mark recently shot me a song he wrote for a music composition elective he took this semester. Garage Band and Mixcraft. All instruments and backgrounds, lyrics and melodies composed by Mark Syn and sung by his girlfriend, Phoebe. LYRICS   Verse 1 (0:17-0:34) Heading back from work I couldn’t understand Things weren’t the best at…

Maui 2015

I miss family vacations. It has been a long time since our family has had a chance to take a vacations together.  We spent a week in Mauii like we use to in the old days this month.  Both Mark and Mia’s spring breaks came on the same week despite the fact that one is…

First Loser….

  That’s what they call second place–beat by Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott who rushed for nearly 300 yards,   It felt like the Stanford loss two years ago when we couldn’t stop the run. The name of the film is “IF”.  If Oregon Football Plays this well missing so many players,  one day we will win the national…

The Tree is in the House…

With the family back home for Thanksgiving, its been busy these last weeks.  Gina cooked her traditional Turkey and we had a great feast- thankful for our health and family.  Nick was missing this year due to a medical emergency at 98 year old.  Im afraid it is time for him to consider Long Term Skilled…

Giants Win, Giants Win World Series in Seven

Someday, years from now,   when Im old and gray, and Mia and I are sitting at my grandsons little league game,  we will talk about the epic  2014 World Series that we got to witness and we will always share the memory of being at Game 4.   Against all odds the Giants win the World Series…