Category Archives: family

Why we have to make each day matter

I was ready to write about my intentions for how I would take control of my new year, but today came with the big fat reminder that life is not totally in my hands. My cousin Sam passed away this … Continue reading

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Everything in my life has felt off-kilter since a bit before Thanksgiving, so while everyone was spreading tidings of thankfulness and joy I really wasn’t feeling it. I did have a nice Thanksgiving for the most part, and I am … Continue reading

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Merry Leap Day

Four years ago, back in the days when I posted to this blog not once but twice daily (those were the days), I decided to do 29 new things on Feb. 29. Rereading that post is like looking at a … Continue reading

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Old Dad

I’ve taken to calling the 61-year-old Modern Dad “Old Dad” because of his near constant remarks on our trip about being too old to ski the way he used to. He just can’t ski as fast, and he just can’t … Continue reading

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North Stars

Man, posting resolution lists seems like The Thing to do this week. I almost feel silly posting one of my own, but at the same time the public accountability and proof of my goals has always been helpful. I haven’t … Continue reading

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An antidote for the hurt

Here I am, emerging from another long radio silence. I haven’t blogged not for lack of things to talk about but because all the posts I considered writing seemed superficial to what’s really been on my mind of late. Today … Continue reading

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Bird’s the word

I haven’t been cooking as much lately out of sheer lack of time, but when I have cooked I have made it COUNT. Like when I sort of winged a roast beef for dinner one night or when I successfully … Continue reading

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Want something done? Ask a busy person who isn’t me

So many things have happened in my personal life in the past few weeks in addition to the usual busy work season pain-in-the-assedness that I don’t even feel bad about taking a leave of absence from the blog for, um, … Continue reading

Posted in baseball, books and magazines, cars, family, fashion, food and drink, football, friendship, health and exercise, lists, marriage, music, sports | 14 Comments

Name change

I can’t believe I haven’t written about this yet, but I’ve finally gotten around to name-changing process. By the time our two-monthaversary rolled around in August, I was ready to do it. I’d be lying if I denied that at … Continue reading

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The circle of life

I’ve been spending the past two (or has it been three?) weeks away from the blog actually living life rather than writing about it. Life caught up with me in a big, big way about two weeks ago when my … Continue reading

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