Category Archives: Parenting

Grandpa Santa

Silence is golden.  I’m thankful that Katrina added water to our large fish aquarium in the living room last night before going to bed.  Yesterday the sound was atrocious, as if I were on a white water rafting trip while … Continue reading

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Olivia’s Storytime

There she goes again, bounding gracefully by as she wisps through the room like a deer in the forest.  Her two little legs continually hop-skip wherever they take her, and as every leap separates her feet from the floor, she … Continue reading

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Empty Nest Syndrome

As hard as I try, I don’t recollect ever having met a man that had empty nest syndrome.  In fact, I think it’s ingrained in men to nudge the “chicks” to the edge of the nest and give them the … Continue reading

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The Last Graduate

I took a painting class one time.  I have no idea why.  Stupid I guess.  I suppose I watched one too many episodes of that guy that was on PBS on Saturday mornings, the guy with the huge afro, Bob … Continue reading

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A Walk to the Park

Loony, insane, kook—words synonymous with those lacking good sense.  On occasion I’ve accused my wife Katrina of possessing some of these attributes.  Sometimes it’s for good reason, but at other times I’m keenly aware that it’s just because God gifted … Continue reading

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We’re All Gonna Die!

Growing up near the hill country of Arkansas introduced me early on to my dad’s enthusiastic driving on treacherous mountain roads.  Most of our trips did not take us “over the river and through the woods”, but up the mountains … Continue reading

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Blood Suckers and Rock Crabs

I used to fret a lot about things that are out of my control.  Now I don’t fret so much about those things but have migrated on to a new list of concerns, a list which is constantly changing.  It’s funny … Continue reading

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