Tag Archives: Kids

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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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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Sex and Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

I hired a kid many years ago to intern for me. He had just graduated from college with his MBA and wanted to get into my business. I tried to encourage him, as I do with all young people, to … Continue reading

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Hard decisions and a Dad’s pain

My youngest had to make a hard, grown up decision today and I can’t give her hug and tell her everything is going to be okay because she is 1,500 miles away. Yes, she is a twenty something year old … Continue reading

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Holiday Chaos

“When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they’re not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the … Continue reading

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Letting go-A Dad’s story

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away.  The moments that used to define them are covered by moments of their own accomplishments.  It is not until much later, … Continue reading

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I am selling my boat

I am selling my boat. My days of pulling a tube with screaming kids are behind me. Kids fighting for a turn, begging me to go faster are long gone. Lazy Saturdays in the middle of the lake under a scorching … Continue reading

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