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World Gratitude Day!

Once again, it's been quite a week. On Tuesday, September 22nd, we had the official start of fall at 9:30 am Eastern time. Fall is my favorite time of year - Grandpa used to teach me that it is the ...

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Favorite Memories…

Today, Janet and I took our grandson, Connor, back to the University of Cincinnati after he came home for a weekend visit. Our daughter, Kristin, went with us and as Connor gave us a tour of the campus, memories came ...

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Ashes to Ashes – Dust to Dust?

This week marks twenty two years since Mom died and we had her funeral prior to internment at a cemetery in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Twenty years before that, in 1978, we laid Dad to rest after a long ...

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A Laser Focus…

We have lived in our home almost seven years now and I continue to admire the couple who built this house back in 2002. They were an older couple who had sold their summer lake home as well as a ...

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Story Time!

I love to tell stories and one of my friends let me know that he thought this was one of my special gifts. For some reason, I seem to have a story for almost any occasion and I think I ...

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On the Backs of Eagles…

Yesterday afternoon, Janet and I were sitting out in the yard having a conversation with family members who came in from the Chicago area to spend the Labor Day weekend with us. With all the concern over COVID-19, we have ...

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A Stake in the Ground…

I am amazed at the turmoil that we are experiencing in our country these days. And the longer this pandemic goes on, the worse it seems to get. The boundaries of civility and respect are fading into the background. As an ...

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Paper Maps…

Earlier this year, Janet and I traveled to Florida to attend a destination wedding at DisneyWorld. Although we flew to Orlando, we decided to use paper maps to get the lay of the land and locate different places of interest ...

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National Dog Day!

Yesterday, August 26th, was National Dog Day across the United States. In all honesty, it is quite a great idea that has found traction with pet owners, particularly dog owners, as a special day to celebrate our four legged friends. For ...

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Another Wonderful Year Together…

It was 47 years ago tonight that Janet and I had our wedding rehearsal at Trinity Methodist Church - where our families had first met back in 1959 while our Moms were pregnant at the same time. After the rehearsal, ...

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