Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Thanksgiving 2010-3
Image by Edsel L via Flickr
A very happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  I hope you have a great time with your family and friends. And of course eat plenty of turkey!!!  I will be spending Thanksgiving with family on Thursday.  Help my Dad out on Friday.  Then I will spend the weekend with my wife!!!  We are going to see the Chicago Symphony on Saturday night and do some shopping during the day.  Have a great weekend!!!
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy girl

Happy girl
Originally uploaded by JeffKamp

Happy girl

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jacob's Foreign Language Interests

My 5-year old, Jacob, has a real interest in learning words from foreign languages.  He loves to roll his "R" when saying Spanish words.  Several times he will say things, that we think is gibberish, only to find out later that it is Chinese!!! He seems to be most interested in Spanish and Chinese.  That being said, the other day he corrected me on the meaning of a French word!

So here is the thing.  I would like to encourage him to learn new languages.  Learning them at a young age has to be easier then learning them when you are older.  Not only that, but it would be a huge advantage in this globalized world to be able to communicate in more than just English.  If you have any ideas, methods, or recommendations on how I, best can help him to learn these languages please let me know. Comment below or on my Facebook wall.  Thanks!!!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Philanthropy - Social Entrepreneur

I feel it is important to give back to this world.  There are people that are in desperate need.  So we give to churches and charities.  We volunteer our time to help others.  As concerned citizens we try to give to organizations that will maximize our given dollar amounts and time.  There are always moments when we find out about some need or travesty, and we feel compelled to give.  But, have you ever felt the need to start your own charity?  I recently read an article on Inc.com about Scott Harrison and how he started Charity: Water.  It is an interesting article about how to develop a successful charity. If you go to Charity: Water's website you immediately feel how this charity is different. With video, nice aesthetics, and tools for developing fund raising campaigns you immediately feel compelled to join their cause.  It is also interesting how they follow up on their projects, by posting pictures, by gps geotracking, and by blog posts.  You can read the Inc.com article here:

How to Become a Social Entrepreneur | Inc.com

With that being said I have started a page on this blog called JK Philanthropy.  It will have all of the organizations that I try to support and raise funds for.  Please check out this page and donate where and when you feel lead to do so.  Together we can impact the world and make a difference.

Thanks - Jeff

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Google+ Invites

I am trying out Google's new social network, Google+.  If you would like an invite, please click the link below:

Google+ Invite

Have fun!!!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Center for Hospice Care

I am riding in the Bike Michiana For Hospice bike ride on Sept. 11, 2011. I will be riding the 100k route. Please donate to help raise funds for Hospice care. Click the link below. Thanks.
Center for Hospice Care

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Girl On The Move

It is amazing how in just two weeks Jordyn has become this mobile creature. She is crawling everywhere. Pulling herself up. And getting in to everything! We shall now childproof as much as possible. For it won't be long, and she will be........walking.  Yikes!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Alternative Fuel Solutions?

Biofuel pumps (B20, left, and E85, right) at a...Image via WikipediaGas prices are at $4.29 this morning. At what point will it be too expensive for people to drive to work? We need an alternative fuel solution now, not in 10 years. I try to ride my bike to work a couple times a week, but that is not a solution or practical for everyone. Oil companies can charge whatever they want. They have no real competition, simple economics.....they have it, we want it. I fear another recession if we cannot solve this problem soon. I know I am not adding any solutions by posting this, but I just need to get this rant out. What do you think? Any ideas out there? Whoever solves this problem could become a very wealthy individual.  Is local/rural mass transit systems feasible in sparsely populated areas?  Can closely located towns and cities creating interlinking transit systems?
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday!

Wow! I can't believe it.  Where has 5 years gone? Jacob continues to amaze me as he learns and grows.  Where does he come up with some of the things that he says!?!  I think he is just a brilliant young boy.  We had a great weekend celebrating his birthday, yesterday him and I went to the Notre Dame basketball game, and today he had a very fun party with family and friends.  Tomorrow the 28th he officially turns 5 years old. Thank you God for giving us such a wonderful son.  I love you buddy boy, Jacob happy birthday!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


When Jami and first got married I use to cook a lot. Then in recent years I have not cooked as much.  Here lately though I have been re-inspired.  Since Jami has clinicals until later on Tuesday evenings, it allows me to prepare a nice meal for my family.  Tonight I cooked paprika salmon (substitute chicken for Jami and Jacob), wild rice, and steamed broccoli.  Not to brag to much, but it was very good!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Big Bang Theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Big Bang TheoryImage via WikipediaThe Big Bang Theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is fast becoming one of my favorite tv shows. I recieved the first three seasons on DVD for Christmas. First I am a fan of stupid humor. Second Jim Parsons just cracks me up as Sheldon Cooper.  Call me a geek, I am ok with it. Bazinga.
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