Books Make Great Hiding Places!

Dear Daughter Last day of exams Baby! Hopefully you have not reached a point where you are hiding behind the books instead of actually studying them? Life is great when difficult things reach their end and today is that end! Get through the day, celebrate, and crash with some comfort food! Proud of you Kiddo. […]

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It’s Time for the Big Finish!

Dear Daughter This is it, the last sprint of this long race. Time for the big, impressive finish that people will be talking about forever. You got it in you, let it out, no need to hold back anymore. This is your Magnum moment, time to unleash the beast, even Mugatu is going to be […]

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Happy 21st Birthday Kiddo!

Kiddo I can’t believe it’s your 21st Birthday! You could now legally buy your old man a beer! Don’t buy any for your brother, he’s getting plenty at home; maybe too many? I’m sorry that you can’t blow out a candle today and have your wish come true.  I know the wish would be that […]

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Sometimes Things Just Itch!

Dear Daughter Sometimes things just itch and need to be scratched … and that’s usually OK if there are no rashes or bugs involved!  It may seem trivial, but Life sure is Great when you can reach where it itches. It’s torture when you can’t reach an itch! Enjoy this ability, as you get older […]

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Dance & Wear Sunscreen!

Alright kiddos Yes life is hard right now, but these are the moments to truly celebrate the beautiful things in life so you can focus on why life is great. For example, consider the wonder that is the dance known as the “gate!” Nothing is more elegant or graceful then that, not even ballet. As […]

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It’s Time to Kick Butt & Get Rewarded!

Dear Daughter As I hope you are aware, this is dead week. Dead week does not mean simply playing dead in bed while catching up on all the sleep you’ve been recently missing; although that’s important too. Dead week is about getting ready to kick butt on your finals  and hopefully repeating the rewards of […]

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Competition Makes you Better!

Dear Daughter After posting the obvious comparison yesterday about you being better than your brother, “somebody” suddenly popped out of nowhere very displeased with the post – I guess “they” were reading it and it got their attention! I think it’s good for “people” to know that they could step up a little and that […]

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You’re Better Than your Brother!

Dear Daughter There is a saying that women who want to be equal to men have no ambition – you can do better than being equal to a man! Especially the guy next to you! I know this is a heck of a week and I doubt you’ve slept much, but hang in there. We […]

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April 10th is Siblings Day!

Dear Son and Daughter I’ll bet that you did not know that April 10th is Sibling Day? For some people out there this may be a hard date celebrate because their siblings are a pain in the butt, however I hope that the majority of folks viewing this have matured past the painful sibling stage […]

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Hey Future me – You Got This!

Hey Future me, it’s me from like from 10 years ago. I know you got a couple tough weeks ahead with midterms coming up, but you got this! Start the day with some exercise, try to eat well, don’t get too distracted by kittens, and study the heck out of those expensive books your poor […]

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Thin Mints – Hmmmmm!

Dear Daughter Let’s stay on yesterday’s snack seem. I think life is great because of the occasional binge on Thin Mints – specially when you stick them in the freezer! Hmmmmm, yummy goodness! This is the time of year where I am starting to see Girl Scouts selling their cookies around town and it reminded […]

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Wheat Thins – Snacky!

Dear daughter You know this is not an advertisement! Wheat Thins can make life great when you desire a small snack, but it never ends that way – does it?  This is a serious problem that our household faces. These evil little squares are the potato chips of the cracker world. You start innocently enough […]

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In-Door Plumbing!

Dear Daughter Any camper out there or old timey guy like your Dad can tell you that indoor plumbing makes life great!  When I was a child, I lived for a short period with my grandparents in a home that had no indoor plumbing. This meant no running water and no bathroom – not even an […]

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New Beginnings

Dear Daughter Well today is your first day of the semester, which is great. It’s a fresh start, a new opportunity to kick some college butt. As of today, you have 100% in every class! A chance to maybe meet some new students that you might enjoy getting to know. Dare I dream, maybe you’ll […]

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Love – of course!

Dear Daughter & Son Love is the most obvious “why life is great” posting, but I wanted to wait until today to post it because it’s mom and dad’s 25th wedding Anniversary. While this is the most obvious, it is also one of the most complicated and long winded postings ever.  Philosophers, psychiatrists, poets and […]

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Finished!!!!

Congrats!!! Somehow you survived this semester! Time to come home, pack, and go to Hawaii to chill. Proud of you kid. I’d write more, but I have yet to pack too. Dad.

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Happy to be Done, but Worn Out!

Dear Daughter Today is your last final. Life will be great by the end of this day. I suspect you will be extremely happy to have gotten it all done. May I suggest not looking in the mirror afterwards just in case you’ve aged 30 years this week. I suspect you will be all smiles […]

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