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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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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 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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Maddie


She was born on May 11, 1994. Honestly, the only real trouble she’s ever given my wife and I was while she was still in the womb. My wife suffered from pre-eclampsia during each of her three pregnancies; with this … Continue reading

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The Glass Half Empty


I have to admit that I am not likely to ever be the poster child for optimism. Let’s face it: a glass half empty really is just that. Assuming there’s no free refills and no waitress to top it off, the … Continue reading

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