When my wife and I were just starting out, we scrimped and saved for our "house fund." When we got the news that my wife was pregnant, we had been trying for a year, we knew that we needed to speed up our efforts and find something more permanent. We searched and soon put the... Continue Reading →
The full spectrum of emotions
My wife and I attended a viewing this past weekend. I've written about this in the past, I'm a "big baby" about viewings and funerals. Oh, I want to be caring and show my respects. I'm just reticent because I know the event will be full of small talk and I won't know what to... Continue Reading →
Inspiration in an unlikely place
When I saw that Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” debuted on Broadway on this day in 1938, I sat back in my chair. A swirl of memories from high school in the mid 1980s came to mind. I read Our Town for the first time in English class and remember being amazed. I had never... Continue Reading →
What do I want to do when I grow up?
I know that I’m not the only one. I know others suffer from this too. My problem? I’m in my mid-50’s and I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I'm not going through a major life-changing event or a mid-life crisis, I'm just trying to figure out how... Continue Reading →
Autumn gives a lesson on aging
When I've had a few minutes this past year, I've often gotten up from my desk, stretched, and looked out my office window at several tall trees in my back yard. The trees have taught me a valuable lesson on living my life and the aging process. The leaves on the trees came on strong... Continue Reading →
An Update: Finding a dead body
An update: The local coroner announced this week that investigators had used tattoo and dental records to identify a 62-year-old man whose body was found near a river in August and was referenced in my September 2, 2022 blog. The man’s family told the police he had not been seen since Feb. 28 and that... Continue Reading →
Making the most of every second!
My wife and I have seen the same horrible pattern lately. We went out to dinner the other night and got some bad news about some distant friends. It keeps cropping up in the lives of friends, family members, and acquaintances. It goes like this: A couple spends a lifetime working to build a family... Continue Reading →
How we live our lives
One sports journalist called Pedro Gomez “a good guy.” Another described how the news reports of Gomez’s untimely death ruined his Super Bowl Sunday. Another reporter, Howard Bryant, told the story of filling in for the regular beat writer while at the Oakland Tribune, when Oakland A's manager Tony LaRussa went off on a tirade... Continue Reading →
Flying on their own
The talk in the car came rapid-fire. One minute my daughter would spit back the GPS directions on her phone, yelling for me to turn right or left, the next minute, my wife, her face scrunched close to her phone looking at apartment complexes, would ask my daughter if she had checked out an apartment... Continue Reading →
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