Tag Archives: Children

The Empty Nest…or Hunnybunny, the Chilruns Dun Got Away


My wife and I are recent empty-nesters. For the past twenty-four years, we have found collective definition in our lives through the raising of our children. I have always preferred defining my life in this way; left to the standards … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells are Clanking – Again!


Well, it’s happening again. My son, who I introduced to you all a year ago (see That’s My Boy, Jan. 2012), is getting married. His relationship with a German girl, Julia, vexed by the daunting obstacles of both distance and … Continue reading

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I Loathe to Go A-Wandering


My family has always enjoyed hiking. We began when our children were very small, taking them on various trails in the deserts and mountains around our hometown of Tucson, Arizona. If you love the outdoors, it’s hard to beat this … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells are Clanking – Part II


Well, it finally happened. Despite my silent and consistent prayer that God would intercede and render my oldest daughter ten years old again (thereby making her my youngest, her impending marriage illegal (except perhaps in Alabama) and, collaterally, her fiance … Continue reading

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Serenity Now


I enjoy writing this blog; it’s been a nice release for me, and it’s also been a joy to see my writing reach literally tens of people around the world. Lately, things have gotten a little crazy for me and I … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Guide to La Jolla, CA


This past week my wife and I went on our daughter’s senior class trip as driver/chaperones. The destination was La Jolla, California; from my memory of the Spanish language, this means, literally, “The Jolla.” (Fortunately, the school’s Spanish teacher was … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Struggles


So. My life, fifty-one years long (good Lord) and almost without exception one that has  been a struggle to call my own, is decidedly even less so now. Admittedly, I really mucked up the period in which I was solely … Continue reading

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