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Dog days of Winter

I am still not asking “What have we done?” but that is probably because I am too tired to think.  But then I sit and look at the cute (because she is sleeping) puppy under my left arm as I… Continue Reading →

Homework review, sort of

Going over the Rubric for his book report (while he watches his brother play video games, only half paying attention to me): Me: “So, you have your cover?” Him: “Yes” “Your Timeline and Journal entries?” “Yes” “Four pictures and a… Continue Reading →

Lifetime of a Tradition

For several years a Thanksgiving weekend tradition has been a big bonfire at my in-laws.  Living out in the country they pile up branches and cut trees as well as scrap wood and who knows what else throughout the year…. Continue Reading →

Acknowledgement is Pricless

As parents, we do a lot of things that go unrecognized.  We pick up after them.  We make lunches for them.  We wash clothes, clean bathrooms and taxi them to various activities – often without a thank you or any… Continue Reading →

When they make you proud.

Recently our youngest went off to an overnight soccer camp. He roomed with one of his friends, who is also on his travel team, and we sent them off in good spirits (always good to have a buddy around). We… Continue Reading →

Maybe they’ll Dig it!

I have been playing volleyball for the past 20 years (off and on, when the boys were born I took a hiatus for several years). Although I didn’t play in high school or college, I have really grown to appreciate… Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day

They are sometimes a joy, other times a real challenge.  Sometimes they behave, but there are no guarantees.  They are our responsibility, our children.  They look to us for guidance, direction and answers, at least until they are old enough… Continue Reading →

Almost Perfect

This past weekend my wife went away for a “Girl’s Weekend” – a trip with several friends to a resort to celebrate one of their birthdays. They had a great time bonding, playing tennis, enjoying food and drink. They did… Continue Reading →

Reminiscing

Recently I have reacquainted myself with our video camera. It started with a call out to all the soccer parents on my son’s new travel team. The manager asked if anyone would be willing to record their pre-season tournament. With… Continue Reading →

Pride in (their) Achievment

Friday I was in a great mood.  I could hardly wipe the smile off my face.  Hardly anything could bring me down.  The reason: my youngest made the team.  He had a tryout with a new Travel soccer  team and… Continue Reading →

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