Asking for a Little Help

01.28.2016 | 11:41 am

I’ve talked a little about my son Brice before. Though not much, because he’s not that keen on me putting him up on a stage. Imagine that.

I could list the number of things that have been stacked against him, but I’d rather just say how incredibly proud I am of him for overcoming so many of these things (and how grateful I am for Lisa, who has been instrumental in helping him find a path).

He’s worked full-time for more than a year. He’s used his own money to go back to school, where he’s working toward being a pharmacy technician. He has aced nearly every assignment.

And he does all this without me hassling, prodding, or otherwise nagging him. In other words, he’s fully self-motivated.

He’s doing amazing. And now I’d like to ask a very particular subset of my readers to help him get started on the next part of his progress. 

Basically, if you have connections (or know someone who has connections) to a pharmacy in Utah County (from Provo to Alpine) or the South part of Salt Lake County (Draper, Sandy, etc.), I’d love it if you’d help Brice with get an inside track on a pharm tech externship, hopefully with a path toward a part- or full-time pharm tech position afterward.

Just email me ( with the subject line “pharm tech” and I’ll get you a copy of his resume, pronto. 

And if you include your name, address, and t-shirt size in the email, I’ll also send you a signed copy of both my books, as well as a Fat Cyclist t-shirt (assuming it’s a legitimate lead, not just a way to grab a couple books and a t-shirt). Regardless of whether it works out or not. 

Things are going great. Thanks much for helping them go even greater.

PS: I’m going to be out of town for a few days working on a very cool, very big, Secret Project, so will not be posting again ’til Tuesday. 






  1. Comment by BostonCarlos | 01.28.2016 | 11:46 am

    I’m unfortunately unable to help in a real way, but wanted to offer Brice my congratulations on kicking so much ass so far!

  2. Comment by alan | 01.28.2016 | 11:55 am

    You have done so much for so many….If I could I would build a pharmacy near you. Just let Brice now all your Fatty fans say “Keep up the good work!!!”

  3. Comment by Ryan Kendrick | 01.28.2016 | 12:05 pm

    I tagged a couple pharmacists on your Facebook post that work either south valley/utah county. Hopefully something works out.

  4. Comment by BigJohn | 01.28.2016 | 12:25 pm

    Wisco is a bit out of search area, but I wanted to offer my congratulations to Brice. Isn’t it awesome when you see your kids grow up a thrive?

  5. Comment by Tom in Albany | 01.28.2016 | 1:28 pm

    I went back and read about your 5 mile run with Brice. Did you ever do the half marathon? More importantly, did you both read Dr. Zhivago?

    No on both counts. Though we both did try to read Dr Zhivago, and we’re revisiting the half marathon idea. – FC

  6. Comment by DavidV | 01.28.2016 | 3:05 pm

    Good luck Brice.

  7. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 01.28.2016 | 3:32 pm

    am told this ‘pharmacist’ often needs assistants and he does travel to remote areas like yours. Always trying to help????

  8. Comment by yannb | 01.28.2016 | 4:01 pm

    Leave it to you Davidh to post the most helpful response. Got a good chuckle out of that. Sorry Brice

  9. Comment by MattC | 01.28.2016 | 4:22 pm

    @davidh…yep. Your mind works in strange yet wonderful ways! (Have to agree w/ yannb tho…not very helpful to Brice, but seriously funny!)

    Although I think this guy (in your pic) is looking for more of a chemist than a pharma-tech. But I hear he does provide his own training regimen and personal gas-mask.

  10. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 01.28.2016 | 5:11 pm

    Trust me Brice will do quite well without my help. No one needs help like that kind of help.

  11. Comment by Wife#1 | 01.28.2016 | 8:50 pm

    Why are none of you simply grateful the photo was sized well?

  12. Comment by Jenni | 01.28.2016 | 10:42 pm

    I have zero to offer in the way of help with this topic, but I hope you’re reading this and I hope you know how incredibly awesome you are. Trust that what you need will come to you when it’s supposed to. Until it does, keep on keepin’ on.

  13. Comment by MattC | 01.29.2016 | 8:42 am

    Ahhh Wife#1…you crack me up…but good point tho! davidh, you are DA MAN!

  14. Comment by MikeL | 01.29.2016 | 8:58 am

    I do not see what is wrong with Davidh’s picture. This looks like my barbeque from my last trip. Isn’t that the way things are???

  15. Comment by Lin | 01.29.2016 | 12:48 pm

    Congratulations to Brice on managing his challenges so well! As the mother of a son with depression, I am all too familiar with the pendulum swing of emotions that pace not only his life but mine. Yay you!

  16. Comment by neil | 01.29.2016 | 3:17 pm

    Gave it a quick plug on my FB page. Hey if all those teaching assistants are right then everyone in the universe will know by breakfast. Hey, seriously good luck. You never know this may take him somewhere else equally as rewarding.


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