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More Fireworks…

We are well beyond the 4th of July and yet people around the lake are still shooting off fireworks. In fact, several doors down, they are putting on a show that must have cost thousands of dollars. Now I am ...

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Road Trips…

Recently, I have been on the road again - traveling north about 4 hours from our home to work southwest of Chicago, near Joliet, with a team that is interested in growing and becoming more efficient. Originally, I went up ...

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The Last Cake…

Our oldest daughter, Kristin, has a birthday today. And if you know Kristin, you know that she is usually over the top and full of life. Birthdays are a big deal to her; and have been since she was a ...

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The Miracle of Birth

I'm doing some consulting to a medical practice and happened to be training the staff at a hospital the past several days. After the work of the day was complete, I was getting ready to leave and happened to run ...

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Father’s Day – Postponed…

So it was six months ago today that Janet broke her arm and had surgery to repair it two days later. A plate and too many screws to count started her on the road to recovery that has taken most ...

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Plants…

Janet and I have always been interested in making sure that we decorate our homes with flowers and plants - including perennial gardens. I think that I learned my love of growing things from my maternal grandfather. As a young ...

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The Old Leash…

I took Lexie to the vet yesterday morning for a check-up. She will be 11 years old in a few days and it is difficult to believe that we rescued our Doberman when she was less than 6 months old. ...

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The Next Generation…

Today has been a study in contrasts. Janet and I ran a few errands and then ended up having lunch with our daughter, Kristin, and her oldest son, Connor. The conversation drifted into a discussion of when we first moved ...

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Alexa!

Okay - I'm either loopy from all the prescription meds I have been taking this last week or I am losing my mind - but I have narrowed it down to those two options. I am now at the end ...

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Then, Sicker…

For probably only the second time in the last six or seven years, I thought about not writing a post tonight. But something inside me is pushing me on and so I'm submitting a short one - I think that's ...

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