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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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College Bound…

It's difficult to believe that Connor, our oldest grandson, is starting college this week....  But before we celebrate that, I couldn't help but remember my own transition from high school to college two generations ago. I really wanted to go to ...

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He Almost Made 60… Almost…

My youngest brother, Ken, would have been 60 today. That's right - would have been... but he didn't quite make it - he died on February 29th of this year - 10 days after my 67th birthday. He was the ...

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Pfronten or Bust…

When I was a senior in high school, back in 1970, the French Club (which I was a member of) was going to take a trip to France after graduation. I was seventeen at the time and Mom was concerned ...

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