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What sports can do for a child

I began playing youth football when I was 8. I didn’t know what I was doing – few of us did. My main goal was to not get yelled at. I began playing baseball at a much younger age. Football … Continue reading

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Investing in memories you can hold

Tonight I bought a bunch of real dishes – a complete, matching set. Two of them, actually, to service my fleet of children and guests before they are scared away by my fleet of children. Also purchased was a set … Continue reading

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The middle of school

Kalista is a middle schooler today. She was not one yesterday. Yesterday she was a little girl. She believed her stuffed animals have feelings, ate Ring Pops while wearing them and lived for anything that had to do with me. … Continue reading

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Changing things

Well, it’s been a while … … since I’ve posted a blog … since I’ve seen fall leaves … since a dating site has hacked my blog … since I’ve used that cliché.  But here I am. A lot of … Continue reading

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A back and forth journey

If parents are lucky, they will die with their children adoring them. A not-uncommon path to this conclusion may include adoration, less adoration, abandonment, slight adoration, less adoration, adoration II, moderate adoration and so forth, in a rich variety of … Continue reading

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Everyone’s place

“This really, really sucks,” I thought to myself. Sunday was Mother’s Day. In traditional fashion that only happens once per year, my dad and I joined forces to make our favorite mothers “do nothing” on this day.  The children were under … Continue reading

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Sentimentalism is a badge one earns

I cry during movies. There. I admitted it. Not the “tears rolling down my face, choking on every breath” sobbing one may think I mean … well, the “choking on every breath” part is correct when the tone of a movie … Continue reading

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