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Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of ForCarol.com a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010.

I am a: Book Review (TracyReaderDad.com), Technology (TechyMike.com), and Movie Review (ForCarol.com) blogger.

Grete Waitz

A bit of a sad day.  I am a runner.  I have been running since 1975…..probably long before many of you were born…. I saw Grete run at a couple of NYC Marathons.  She was awesome.  The best ever. She made running look easy, natural….she inspired me to […]

Dance Touches Millions of Hearts

Carol’s mom sent me this via email.  In Vietnamese the title is: “Màn múa làm rung động hàng vạn con tim.”  I hope Google translate got it close for English. Don’t ever give up on your dreams.  Don’t ever stop trying.  This is amazing! Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

How To Start A Fight

Carol’s mom sent me these via email this morning.  Very funny….sounds like something I do ALL the time.  Make a joke….start a fight. +++++++++++++ Subject: How to start a fight +++++++++++++ One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift… The next […]

The Royal Wedding

No need to get up at 1 AM to watch the Royal wedding.  This one is more active, shorter, and a LOT more fun (I know…I watched Di and Charles get married)! Carol’s mom sent me this this morning…. Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

“Tron” Movie Review

“Tron” Movie Review  (Effects heavy, story lite) Kristen started watching it on VUDU, but, left instantly when Taylor texted and said he was free. When she came home I heard her say Tron was “boring, very heavy on effects, not so much attention to the story”.  There ya […]

Interesting Pictures

Carol’s mom sent me these pictures via email this afternoon. Check out the Perfectly Timed Photos Web Site for a lot more.  Not sure if these pictures are perfectly timed……or perfectly PhotoShopped, but, either way, they are kinda funny.  Enjoy. Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

Aurora Borealis Video

OK, this is wickedly cool and beautiful.  Apparently the Sun is hyperactive this year (too much sugar?) leading to a spectacular aurora borealis. Click the outfacing arrows to make it FULL screen….very awesome! This is video was shot by Photographer Terje Sorgjerd at “the Kirkenes and Pas National Park […]

“Away We Go” Movie Review

“Away We Go” Movie Review Terrific movie! Boyfriend (John Krasinski as Burt) and girlfriend (Maya Rudolph as Verona) are expecting a baby in July.  Burt’s parents announce they are leaving for Belgium in June.  Hmmmmm, thank you very much. Since Burt and Verona are in their current situation solely […]