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Buying the Farm

“Marriage is nothing more than moving in with cute roommate, having kids is when you buy the farm” -me Yep, I’ve said that a lot. There’s a story that goes along with how I came to realize that, but that … Continue reading

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Living in the Moment

When we bought our couch, the salesman at the furniture store offered to sell us a rough hewn rocking chair for one hundred dollars more. We had no furniture as a young family in a new house, so we took … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Poke the Bear

All of my kids are hilarious. Just ask them. Strangely, at times, this wears on my nerves. Kids seem to be oblivious to that fact, you know, that they aren’t being hilariously funny to everyone in the room. I feel … Continue reading

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Here’s Where I Stay

“We’ve got the spirit, yes we do. We’ve got the spirit, how ’bout YOU!” Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever had “the spirit” about a school. Or a place I’ve lived. Or a… Well let’s just say I don’t consider … Continue reading

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Volunteering to Put Out Fires

I don’t listen to the radio much any more, I like driving in quiet. I think that is the first sign of being an old guy, isn’t it? I drive. I think. Sometimes I think about the way things used … Continue reading

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An Education in Chorizo Sandwiches

I’m always the muscle. I’m like the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet, and I always get taken along as the muscle. Sure, I’m 6’7″ and built like an aging NFL lineman… ok, I guess I see their point. … Continue reading

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Restoring My Faith in the Future

You know I turned off my TV – about three years ago – it seemed like the vast majority of images, stories, people they showed me were making me lose hope in the future. The lens of a camera distorts … Continue reading

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Locking Them Away

One of my favorite songs of the moment has the lyric “kill the ghosts that hide in your soul”. I like that. When I was six we lived in San Lorenzo, California. The elementary school I went to was about … Continue reading

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That Which We Serve

Is it: I love that which I serve. or is it: I serve that which I love. Some of the people I met on my recent trip to Idaho had me thinking about these two statements on the way home. … Continue reading

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The Reason

I used to work for a company that sold day planners. Well, actually the company taught people how to get the most out of their life by realizing what was most important to them, setting goals, and writing them in … Continue reading

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