Daughter You’re My Favorite!

As one of the greatest parent’s in the world, or one that is totally unaware of his real parenting skills, I always try to advise my children from the perspective of how I wish someone would have advised me at their age and what I wish my parents had told me. Being the middle child […]

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Trying Something New?

Alright time for Dad to get on his Parent soapbox. I’m proud of certain people for trying new things ~ no names will be used here to protect the innocent. Dad is proud of these valiant efforts, regardless of whether they result in successes or failures. It takes courage either way. New experiences can make […]

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Too Old School for Cool… Fancy Pants?

I’d love to hear people’s thoughts on this new fad! Alright so I’ve been a dress shirt and jeans guy for a long time now and once in a rare while I try slacks. A few months back I went to Brooks Brothers to buy fancy pants. I felt very grown up. I picked a […]

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Life is Good… Once More!

It’s been too long since I’ve added something to this blog, although anyone reading this might think that it has not been long enough! Regardless, I’m writing it. Part of my absence has been due to some health issues that had slowed me way down, issues that I’ve whined about before. Recently though there has […]

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Babies Make Lousy Roommates!

Yesterday I wrote about how life can suck when you have a lousy college roommate and I pondered that your family are also your roommates.  Afterwards I started thinking that babies, even my own made lousy roommates! They were loud at all times of the day or night, they never did any of the shopping, […]

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Rude Roommates – They’re the Worst!

Life is great when you have great roommates. I’m speaking more so of the ones that you might share an apartment with or a college dorm, not your kids or spouse. Although technically I think they are roommates too and can also be awful at times! Not mine though, but I do imagine it happens […]

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Easter Sunday with the Neighbors

There are a couple things I miss about Easter. First, the excitement of the kids when they were young running around and looking for the eggs. We got really lucky, our neighborhood would do a collective Easter egg hunt. Several households hid eggs in their yards and the kids from  the different families would be […]

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Thanks Artists Everywhere

Yesterday I attended an art talk by my friend Mohsen. He’s not just obsessed with painting, but he’s also on a mission to define what art is, how it impacts our lives, our perception of the world and our reactions to it. Mohsen really loves art and science plus always puts on some very intriguing […]

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#12: Why is my Brother NOT wearing a Diaper?

Now living in two different towns, during the weekends my Dad would visit us and get my brother and I together. This visit must have been the first time that I realized, that unlike like me, my brother is not wearing a diaper and his pant’s have a zipper.  My brother seems so very happy […]

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#11: Time to March to a Different Drummer

So, I was no longer in Canada or with my paternal grandmother, I was now enjoying country living at it’s most basic with my maternal grandparents; it was time for me to go feral. Part of becoming a feral child is to stick out your tongue most of the time so you can taste the […]

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This Little Guy Exists

The fact that this little fellow is real and lives somewhere out there in southern Mongolia and northwestern China makes Life Great. Nature offers such wonders. However, I feel bad for the little guy, those ears must be huge because it desperately wants to hear anything that might be looking to eat it. The little […]

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TWO AMAZING EVENTS IN SCIENCE THIS WEEK!

I love science, not just for what it produces, but some of things scientists think up just blow my mind. Thanks to scientists many of us stay alive longer, live healthier lives, and are better able to understand our world and the universe it resides in. This week was a big day in science with […]

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#10: THINGS GOT WORSE!

So a couple months after my brother and I moved in with my paternal grandmother, my father was told that I was killing her. That I was a wild feral child. I think part of it too, was that being under 2 years of age, I was more high maintenance; there were diapers to change, […]

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#9: THINGS COULDN’T GET WORSE!

So my Dad packed us up, I suspect with some hesitation thinking that my mother was tricking him into running off to another country with the kids and leaving her behind with one of their biggest assets; the business. She is a smart woman.  I guess it was a different time back then, spouses trusted […]

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#8: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore!

Just when you thought you had things under control, it all changes on you! My life in Canada only lasted 18 months, then my father decided to move to Portugal. My mother and father owned a small grocery store in Canada that my Mom started and operated. My mother did not want to go back […]

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