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New Reality

There are certain elements in this new reality that just need to be accepted, not fixed.  This weekend’s experiences pointed it out.  The more elegant and beautifully constructed the wedding, the more vulnerable I am to feelings stirring.  The message … Continue reading

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Something Has Changed

It is a Friday night.  I am alone and at home.  I had four other options this evening, three of them in Kansas City.  I just couldn’t do it again.  Tonight would have been the third day in a row … Continue reading

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She Understands Me!!

I knew she would be able talk.  Helga could talk, but she never listened – no matter what I said to her or how loudly I said it, she never listened to me!  I need help naming this new GPS.  … Continue reading

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It’s the Empty Spaces in Between

Do you have any?  …spaces in between?  Or are there none?  Are the things you need to do so many, do they come so quickly one after another that there are no spaces in between?  Do you do that on … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Newspaper

Phil is a Staff Writer for the local Newspaper in this town of about 130,000.  He is a good fellow.  I trust him to filter what I shared and do a thoughtful job of putting together a coherent piece on … Continue reading

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4:00am This Morning!

It seemed like a good idea at the time.  I was sleeping fitfully, woke up at 4am.  The Perseid Meteor Shower popped into my mind.  That anything popped into my mind at that time was miraculous.  It thought to myself, … Continue reading

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“Woohoo!”

That is the expletive of choice my son Micah uses for each booking made as the next trip is taking shape and we get one step closer.  I used it today.  I made this one.  We are now booked in … Continue reading

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Russell Crowe is Here

No, I am not making that up.  He has been spotted here in my home town.  There is more.  My parents moved out of Aurora to a small town called Plano about 20 miles southwest. That is where the tackle … Continue reading

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“They Won’t Believe It”

That is what Sister Gayle said when I told her I was going to write about this. On Saturday, I started to think about what to do Sunday morning before the Farewell Brunch scheduled as part of the 50th Reunion … Continue reading

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Magic Eyes

It was a miracle.  I arrived at Ballydoyle’s Pub after laboring over what to wear in hopes of making a good impression on people (yes, especially those girls I had wanted to date), many of whom I had not seen … Continue reading

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