The Big Quiet

We’re just three weeks from the start of school. Our youngest will be starting his junior year of high school, driving himself every morning in the same mini-van that used to take him to grade school. Our middle child is 18 and she’ll be starting her freshman year of college at Ferris State University. Go […]

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My 21st Father’s Day

I called my dad this past Sunday morning to wish him a happy Father’s Day. In the conversation, after he wished me the same I told him that my oldest bought the ingredients to make me an Old Fashioned as an early Father’s Day gift. He laughed and said “You know you’re getting old when […]

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Pomp and Circumstance

I remember it like it just happened. I was at work and I got a call from my wife. She asked me to listen to our 3-year old daughter breathing, as my wife said she sounded a little labored. She put the phone down to her and I could hear the steady, quick wheeze and […]

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May Day

May has always been one of those really stressful months at our house. Both our daughters were born in May, one on the 13th and the other on the 20th. Three years and a week apart. It’s that crazy month where the end of the school year shenanigans take place as well, be it those […]

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NYC

Last week the wife and I cleared the family van out and hit the road for a 12-hour trek to New York City from our Midwest abode. This wasn’t really a pleasure trip, as we were going out to load up our oldest and her belongings and move her back to Indiana after a successful […]

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Spring Break

For most spring break is that time of year where you pack your bags, load the station wagon, and head down south to the dirty finger known as Florida. The family basks in solar rays, beach hangs, and poolside drinks alongside drunk coeds and the neighbors from home because half your hometown followed you to […]

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