Category Archives: Family

Rookie Mistakes

Carter gave me about 3 milliseconds of warning before he made me pay for my rookie mistake. I was getting some time with my grandson last evening.  He was happy and gooing and just basically enjoying himself.  I was holding … Continue reading

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Looking for my whistle

I couldn’t find it anywhere.  I haven’t seen it for years, but I was sure it was in my nightstand drawer.  There is lots of stuff in there . . . but no whistle.  I finally just gave up and … Continue reading

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Changing Sides

I looked down at the message indicator on my phone.  This text didn’t have words, it was actually a short video.  I knew what was coming, but I was still nervous.  Things would be different after I pushed play. After … Continue reading

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My Hometown

Kenesaw, Nebraska is about as big as it sounds.  It is a quick burst of texture along the railroad line to Hastings with houses, sheds and the remainder of a grain elevator reaching out of the Southern Nebraska prairie on … Continue reading

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Ice Dreams . . .

We are a hockey family. The thought flashed into my head as I sat in the stands of the Big Dipper Ice Arena here in Fairbanks last week and watched Eli score his first goal ever.  As his mom and … Continue reading

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Systems of Education

I love coffee.  I love it much less, however,  when it shoots through my nose.  I assume that people at the next table over experience an ebb in their relationship with the beverage when they get it sprayed on their backs.  I … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

I love writing.  I love sitting down in front of a blank screen and watching words appear on it.  Sometimes, I am surprised by what comes out.  I am not saying that I don’t know what I am writing, I … Continue reading

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