Category Archives: Kalista

Justin’s daughter is the center of his universe. Naturally, he writes a lot about her … and he doesn’t care if people call him sappy for doing so.

Fooled already

We’re one day into second grade and Kalista’s already sucking at school. Or I’m sucking at being a parent. Or we’re each sucking at doing what we’re supposed to be doing simultaneously. Tonight, Kalista brought home an empty book bag … Continue reading

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So cool

The night before my daughter’s first day of school has become the coolest evening of the year for me. She’ll be in second grade tomorrow. Two years ago, this night was sleepless, stressful and comparable to experiencing a death in the … Continue reading

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Learning to ride

Kalista learned to ride her bicycle today. We’ve been discussing the bike thing for a while now, Kalista and I. She turned 7 this summer. She starts second grade Monday. I am a regular cyclist. There hasn’t been a good … Continue reading

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Well, here goes …

Kalista, Three years ago, I took you to your first dance class. You did ballet. Two years ago, I took you to your first soccer practice. You decided you didn’t like it and didn’t return for a second year. Last … Continue reading

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Seven

I wish I could write about How it feels to watch My daughter turn 7.   I would describe the thud that Comes with it to recall when She’s 11.   Maybe I could add a part about The lump … Continue reading

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Letting them go

There can be nothing better than watching a late-day summer storm roll in from the front porch swing with my daughter. “Purple at the top and then orange at the bottom,” she says of the sunset. The orange takes over. It makes … Continue reading

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Fireside ramble

The following entry is from the personal diary of Justin Schoenberger and was written on a camping trip he took with his young daughter in July 2012. Camping. Took entire gallon of kerosene to light the damn fire. Stupid thing still … Continue reading

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