Monthly Archives: October 2014

Goals not meant to be reached

“It says 6:23,” my daughter said in her little voice from outside of the bathroom. I was halfway through my shower. “Okay. Make sure your shoes are on. We need to be in the car when the stove says 6:30.” … Continue reading

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Cooper

Cooper came into our lives on a Friday. I had just arrived home from work. Kalista and I had plans to attend her school carnival that evening – the final day of a busy week that’d included multiple academic and … Continue reading

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The cost

They are the faceless. The nameless, the lifeless, the anonymous. Every so often on my way home, I pass by a free health clinic in our community and see a crowd gathered outside. This place is for the folks who … Continue reading

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Taking a bow

Last night I searched the town high and low for a hair bow. This was problematic because: Walmart didn’t have one Kmart didn’t have one Sally’s Beauty Supply didn’t have one Hibbet Sports didn’t have one It occurred to me … Continue reading

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Something to do

My toddler daughter isn’t a child anymore. She closes her bedroom door in the evenings to do her homework and doesn’t ask for help. She listens to music she downloads herself. She gathers her own food from the kitchen like … Continue reading

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Horrible days

Do you ever wonder how some individuals hold it together? I sure do. Work always seems to be a cancer to my home life. My home life always seems to be a cancer to work. My home itself, meanwhile, feels … Continue reading

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Focusing my disappointment

I’ve had 24 hours and some change to digest the Buffalo Bills’ 37-22 loss to the New England Patriots. While I was successful in my bid to make it seem to my daughter and other small children around me Sunday … Continue reading

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