Royal Family KIDS Banquet

Join me at the 22nd Annual Royal Family KIDS Banquet as we feature grown-up campers as they share their powerful stories. I am honored to launch my new book “A Seed of Hope in Toxic Soil” by giving each attendee a free copy.

22nd Annual Royal Family KIDS Celebration Banquet
Thursday, March 8, 2012 (6:30 pm)

Irvine Marriott Hotel
18000 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA

Tickets: $50.00 per person
Table of Ten: $500.00
Advance ticket purchase required.

For tickets, please contact the Royal Family KIDS office at 714-438-2494 or purchase them online at

Dave rocks in Huntington Beach Retrofest!

Watch it for a few seconds and you’ll see Dave pop up with his own eighties head band. He and a friend dressed 80’s at a Halloween thing last year and he really got into it. This was a big deal in HB and he did great. 

Janae’s sweet sixteen

Younger FolksYounger FolksJanae’s Birthday InviteIt had to happen sooner or later. Our little girl is turning 16! Robin and our close friends, Darren & Debbie, put together a party full of great food, friends and ROCK BAND. Janae’s favorite food right now is Chipotle. She what baby wants, baby gets. We just figured we would have the food catered from Chipotle right? Sure. But Chipotle doesn’t cater 🙁 Robin talked to our local Chipotle manager in Lakewood and she agreed to give us “individual” servings of Chipotle chicken at a great price. The only caveat was to bring our own container. Do you know how embarrassing it is to carry a pot-of-your-own to a quick serve place? Yeah there were stares, but I was on a mission. We also had a taste test of my own special bbq-grilled chicken and Chipotle’s own famous. I don’t know if the taste test was all that precise – but my chicken won!

Younger FolksWe had about 35-40 people at the party, mostly students but there were some “old (eh eh) er” folks there too.


  There was great music (supplied by a playlist David made just for Janae’s party). Xbox Rock Band playing outside thanks to Darren Williams genius outdoor theatre-in-a-bag. Lots of conversation and laughter. Janae must have had four or five different social groups there: school, church, another church, vanguard, and parent’s friends.img_1028.jpgOlder folks too!Older folks too!

Dave’s Guitar Ensemble at Vanguard University

 Vanguard Guitar EnsembleOkay, so it’s not Dave’s emsemble. It’s not even his recital. But he is my son and that’s the reason I was there. The student support for the senior (Daniel Alcala) was amazing.

Dave sat in the front of the group for the first three songs and then moved onto the back row for the last song.img_0999-small.jpg

Great job Dave!