Entries by David Staenberg

Adults with Dyslexia Connect

All adults with Dyslexia are welcome, please RSVP. June 30, 2015 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Jim & Carolyn Brandle’s backyard 5921 Sunrise Rd., Lincoln, NE Great snacks and beverages! Enjoy conversation and sharing journeys with Dyslexia! Bring your spouse or guest! R.S.V.P. to Carolyn by June 25th 402.488.7920 or cbrandle@windstream.net Sponsored by the Nebraska Dyslexia […]

Give to Lincoln Day 2015

What makes a great city? It’s people! On Thursday, May 28th, we celebrate the power of community by participating in Give To Lincoln Day. Last year, the Smile Out Loud Foundation had it’s best fundraising day ever as part of the 2014 Give to Lincoln Day. Let’s rally together again this year and show just […]

Common Signs of Dyslexia

General Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level. Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, “not trying hard enough,” or “behavior problem.” Isn’t “behind enough” or “bad enough” to be helped in the school setting. High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but […]

New Book: Learning to Share Your Smile

Having found my smile, my life’s focus has turned to helping others find and unleash their smile. I created the Smile Out Loud Foundation to help bring smiles to Dyslexic youth with college scholarships, and so far I’ve written two books where the proceeds from all sales directly support the this goal. Learning to Share […]

Year in Review

Perhaps you or your loved ones face these same daily challenges and that is what inspired you to become involved in Smile Out Loud Foundation. We are filled with gratitude for your support.


The story below is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Finding My Smile”. Profits from the sale of my books directly support the Smile Out Loud Foundation. The beauties of the Wolf House were innumerable. Seeing the men get their lives back, watching as they matured into citizens who could be part of the community […]

Sharing My Smile

The story below is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Finding My Smile”. After the Wolf House Life after the Wolf House changed drastically. Harold died, I began working as an assistant manager at Walmart, and I began to lose weight. Losing Harold showed me how short life was and how to cling on to […]

A Place to Grow

The story below is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Finding My Smile”. Good Luck When a man gets out of prison he is handed $100 and told “Good luck.” The first day out generally goes something like this: With the hundred dollars in hand, the first stop is McDonalds. Prison food is notoriously bad, […]

The Birth of Smile Cards

I have handed out nearly 200,000 smile cards. These small, business card-sized pieces of paper have magical effects on other people – bringing smiles to even the most sour individuals. So with 200,000 cards, that’s 200,000 smiles I’ve shared with others. Just think of how many people those smiles have impacted! And that’s just one […]