School is over

Another school year is in the books and this one has been a tumultuous one. Here is what we have learned: High School: This was a year of trust and letting go. It was another lesson that parenting is not painted with a broad stroke but with fine lines on individual canvases. “All good things…

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My perfect day

I remember as if it were yesterday. I woke up at 6:00 AM to the phone ringing. It was her. It was not like I needed to be awakened, I hardly slept the night before. I wasn’t allowed to see her but no one said I couldn’t talk to her. We were like children on…

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Trains

I was talking to a friend of mine the other night about motorcycles and it triggered a memory I had about my oldest son and trains. Yeah that is how my brain works, I talk about motorcycles with my friends and I remember trains, go figure. My son, who is now 19, had a love…

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The Addict

If you search the Internet, you will see a plethora of articles and posts on the common designation of parents when it comes to sports. I will rattle off a few but they are not the focus of this post: The Investor – “My child is going to play college ball and someday make the…

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Believe

For some reason Atheist groups find a need to attack religious beliefs at this time. Maybe they feel upset because of all the attention given to religion two times a year, Christmas and Easter, and they wish to have their humanism or secularism recognized everyday. Maybe they are scorned because they feel they had religion…

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It is Christmas Season!

It is Christmas season. Well Advent starts next Sunday but lets not quibble over details. Henceforth I will be: Making Merriment everywhere I goRisking my life trying to Griswold my house, at the chagrin of my wife. Yes Griswold is now a verb.Watching Christmas cartoons created in the 60s while my children roll their eyes…

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Linebacker

He wanted to play linebacker just like his favorite football player, his big brother. It was a position he knew well, having earned the right to play it in middle school. Middle School, however, is over. This is high school with a new set of coaches and a new set of challenges but, also an…

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Texas Mums

When my son came home and told us he had to have a “Mum” for his date for Homecoming, our response was: “What the Hell is a mum!?. You are getting her a flower in the corsage we’ll make sure its a mum. Gosh they are picky about the type of flowers for dances here,…

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