Category Archives: offbeat

Remembering That Day

This one still brings me back and gives me chills.

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Seven Tips for Discussing Weed with Your Teen

If you don’t want your kids smoking weed, you need to take charge of leading them in a better direction. Here are some of the most important points to include in your discussions with your kids about smoking/vaping: Continue reading

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Chump or Champ?

So, I fell down a couple days ago while out running. Tripped over a rough lump sticking up from the sidewalk concrete. I was running along Perkins Rd just before a busy intersection (ironically, at YMCA Plaza Dr), so there … Continue reading

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Nine Minutes

Nine Minutes.  I just set a timer giving me nine minutes to write this blog post. Nine Minutes. As of today, this is how long it takes me to run a mile.  You may think that a “good” or a … Continue reading

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Hammer Time! The Process of Parenting

After wanting to do this for a long time, my wife and I were finally able to get new counter tops in our bathrooms this week.  To save some money, I decided to tackle the chore of disconnecting the plumbing … Continue reading

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Just a second…

I’m sure I’m not the only parent who feels frustrated at so frequently hearing, “Just a second…” in response to an instruction to turn off the digital device and come to the table, get in the car, get out of … Continue reading

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Today

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  – Jesus (Matthew 6:34 NIV) Such profoundly simply wisdom.  And yet, for some reason, so easy to discard in favor … Continue reading

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Christmas Presence

If you are anything like me, you love the joy of sharing Christmas gifts.  The searching.  The buying.  The hiding.  The wrapping.  The anticipation.  The unwrapping.  The smiles.  There is just something special about Christmas presents.  It’s fun to get … Continue reading

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Moving on…

After an almost three month transition process, I am now publishing on my site – compliments of a new web host: A Small Orange.  So far, I am super impressed with their timely and personal responsiveness, and I look forward … Continue reading

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Celebrate!

Well, maybe this isn’t the way YOU celebrate, but for brothers and friends who have all just aced the ring toss game at Lulu’s at the beach, this is how it’s done.  : ) Who shares in your celebrations of … Continue reading

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