Author Archives: Pete Wilgoren

About Pete Wilgoren

Author of Dadmissions. Pete Wilgoren is an Emmy winning journalist, blogger, and author writing about parenthood, life, and other stuff

Life Interrupted

We’ve been discussing it for years. The combined bat mitzvah quinceanera— perhaps the world’s first bat mitzvanera. I think everyone thought it was cute in the beginning, a funny idea from dad to blend both traditions. I first wrote about … Continue reading

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Morgan Freeman Narrates: Dear Kobe

It has been an emotional month for Los Angeles — a time of grief that won’t soon be forgotten for the families of Kobe and Gianna Bryant and all involved in that tragic helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. It has … Continue reading

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A City Mourns In Purple and Gold

It always seems to hit me during the commute. The long ride to work and nothing but my thoughts to occupy my time. And so it was today, four days since the chopper crash in Calabasas, and I’m sitting here … Continue reading

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The $150 Heart Scan Which Could Save Your Life (and gave ME my peace of mind)

When your father dies at 48 and your mother dies at 59, you can spend much of your time feeling like you are running OUT of it. He died in my freshman year of high school in a car accident … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day

It was the summer we got married and U2’s song Beautiful Day had just been released:  The heart is a bloom Shoots up through the stony ground There’s no room No space to rent in this town But ever so … Continue reading

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Searching For Clarence (part 4) : JFK’s letter, The Air Force, and a Proud Military Service

By now you might have seen my essays. It’s been a nationwide search to reunite an Air Force veteran with a scrapbook of his life- priceless mementos relegated to the dusty floor of a second hand store. WHERE is Clarence … Continue reading

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Searching For Clarence (part 3) a moon shot to reunite an Air Force veteran with priceless mementos

I’ve been looking through this photo album for weeks. I’ve called phone numbers. I’ve researched online. Nothing. NOTHING. It’s been weeks of me trying to find Air Force veteran Clarence Burleigh. His prized possessions ending up in a dusty scrapbook … Continue reading

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