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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The Perseids

Last night I walked out to our backyard with my youngest son to watch the Perseids meteor shower. The peak nights of this event were to include this night. The news stated we should see 60-70 per hour. Watching meteor showers is an annual event for my boys and me. We grab chairs and blankets,…

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