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February 21, 2017   No Comments 

Episode 2: Snow Days Are For Softies

Today’s youth are soft. A few inches of snow and they cancel school. Back in my day, the snow had to be up to our chins for school to be canceled.

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February 21, 2017   No Comments 

Episode 1: PewDiePie + Grey’s Anatomy + Becoming A Doctor

After school chit chat with #2. We talk about back spasms, offensive jokes by YouTube stars, her favorite Netflix obsession of the moment (Grey’s Anatomy) and becoming a medical doctor. (Recording seems to go haywire in the last 20 seconds.)

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February 21, 2017   No Comments 

50 Things My Parents Taught Me

Granddaddy and Duchess

Granddaddy and Duchess

Not long ago I was driving along and I noticed a bumper sticker on the car in front of me. I can’t recall exacly what it said but the following is proximal:

“Do not worry about whether or not your children listen to what you say. Worry that your children see what you do.”

I immediately thought of the babies and what they might be learning not from what I say, but from what I do. I thought of what my parents taught me. And when I think back, they really did teach me a lot. And most of it just by going through their daily lives. They weren’t big on the “son, it’s time we had a talk about the birds and bees” pow-wow sessions. In fact, the heart to hearts didn’t really start happening until I was out of college. And usually, I initiated those conversations. But nonetheless, I have learned and am still learning so much from my parents.

They celebrated another wedding anniversary a last June. They’ve been married for 50 years. Contemplating that, I felt a little pride brew up. Not that this accomplishment, if you can or should even call it that, was mine. I just felt like my parents have been able to do something which is difficult. In that moment of pride I posted they’d been married for 50 years on Facebook. The general response was overwhelmingly positive and folks seemed to be “wowed” by it. Which got me to thinking even more. Should a long marriage create such a wow-factor? [Read more →]

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January 3, 2013   1 Comment 

Let The Haters Hate

To which @polotapia responded: says the guys who couldn’t keep a social network alive

@polotapia has since taken down his post and profile.

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December 20, 2012   No Comments 

I Love Them There Babies

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November 28, 2012   No Comments