Category Archives: This is living!

On the Third Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to me…one million dollars.

If this is the first post you are reading in this series, let me recommend you first read ‘Twelve Debts of Christmas‘ and ‘Family Holiday Ground Rules’.  The third debt of Christmas is just that, debt. Anytime you have debt … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving to Remember

The miles of New Mexico highway stretched out in front of me as if inviting me to drive to eternity…a journey that we are all on and one that may run for miles between big and memorable events. Each day … Continue reading

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920. 1. The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I … Continue reading

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Computer Free Morning Pledge

For a variety of reasons I like to get up, work out, check my bank account, facebook, etc. every morning. The computer generally swallows about thirty minutes of my time at home in the morning. I’m currently facing sure insanity … Continue reading

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A Rite of August

As the moon peaks through a veil of clouds I sit in pain while I self medicate with a Boulevard Wheat after a long day. This annual rite of August is well known to teachers, their family and friends. The … Continue reading

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Listen to your mother.

Mom’s have a way of knowing what their kids need to hear, even when they don’t really want to hear it. I remember when I was dating a girl in college and we were in the car together with my … Continue reading

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Clean Slate

Home improvement is a constant in my life. From painting to pulling carpet to building a tree-house for my kids there isn’t quite anything like cleaning up something that is old and making it gleam like new again. Today our … Continue reading

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