Tag Archives: Children

And the children sang

As empty nesters my wife is hell-bent on getting the house decorated “perfectly” for the arrival of our children and their significant others over the holidays. My jobs include getting the trees, yes trees, in their stands and in the … Continue reading

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Images on the screen

I remember the images that filled our television screens in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, images of children in Northern Ireland and the West Bank of Palestine. Images of walls, barbwire, and automobiles smoldering in the streets as kids did what … Continue reading

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The best job in the world

27 years ago today I became a father for the first time. I remember it being a crazy day, family and friends coming in and out of the cold and cramped hospital room. Questions, and forms, Nurses, and Doctors and … Continue reading

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Ikea hell

I am a pretty handy guy. Other than rebuilding the transmission of my 1980 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, or performing open heart surgery I can eventually figure out how to build or fix just about anything. Yes, that all sounds … Continue reading

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Characters we meet along the way

When my girls were young and not so health conscious, which means they still enjoyed hot dogs, french fries and drank milk shakes, we ate lunch at a local fast food restaurant almost every Saturday. In my community most, if … Continue reading

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You do you and I’ll do me; Syria

“You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” – U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley “I think the … Continue reading

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A scream in suburbia

My wife and I have lived in our house for almost twenty years. When we moved on this street we were the young family with kids, while everyone else around us were late middle-aged or retired. So for the 70-year-old … Continue reading

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