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The Tale of Two Trails

A couple of weeks ago I went hiking in the Shenandoah National Park.  That Saturday, I ended up hiking two different trails.  The first was up to Mary’s Rock (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/marys-rock-via-appalachian-trail-north-approach) and the other was down to the Hazel Falls (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/hazel-falls-and-caves). … Continue Reading →

Empty Nest – Week 5?

Could it be the end of  Empty Nest Syndrome?   This past weekend we had a chance to hang out with the boys.  We met them in Leesburg, VA for a wedding (my niece, their cousin).  It was a fun event,… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Profoundness

I started thinking about this piece a few days ago.  One of the more amazing things with current times is how fast things are changing.  We are in the midst of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020. What I… Continue Reading →

50 for 50 – #28 Independent

I sat down last night to write a post then my 17 year old stuck his head in the office and said he was going to watch the “Bad Boys” documentary on ESPN (the story of the late 80’s Detroit… Continue Reading →

50 for 50 – #6 Free Day?

It is Memorial Day Weekend Saturday and I am home.  I’ve been home most of the morning and will be home until we venture out for dinner tonight.  This is weird. For the past four years we have spent Memorial… Continue Reading →

When it Clicks

Twenty years ago I took a sales job and my boss told me I needed to learn how to play golf.  He even went so far as to sponsor a golf membership at a local course (not a country club… Continue Reading →

My son won’t sit near me and I am Thrilled!!

My son doesn’t want to sit near me.  He doesn’t want to ride in the car with me.  He hardly notices I am even there.  And I am thrilled!! I mentioned in my tryouts post that my oldest tried out… Continue Reading →

Tryouts are Trying Times

With the beginning of the school year has come fall sports tryouts.  We aren’t very good at staying uninvolved or uncaring around tryouts.  We get a little too emotionally attached to what our kids want.  I admit it- guilty as… Continue Reading →

In this together (like it or not)

We aren’t fools.  We realize there will be many moments where we get the cold shoulder.  Where the boys are not into hanging out with their old, stupid parents.    We know the day will come where they want their independence… Continue Reading →

Bites of Responsibility

Well, it’s been four weeks with the puppies.  Twenty-seven days to be exact.  Twenty-seven nights of interrupted sleep.  We aren’t regretting it but it has been trying at times.  The puppies are more like babies than we would like to… Continue Reading →

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