Monthly Archives: September 2010

Down with OCD?

The other night, Chrisie came back from shopping with treats for everyone, including me. She had bought each of us some of our favorite candy. For me, she got a movie theater sized box of Bottle Caps. While I adore … Continue reading

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Beth, I Hear You Calling

On September 27, 1994 I had surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. It was the first time I ever had an operation and I learned many things. I learned that operations never start on time, that you should always say … Continue reading

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Back Down South (From Up North)

After a long week in New Hampshire, I was looking forward to returning home. The people I worked with had been nice, but I craved familiar surroundings, the company of my family, and people who didn’t ask me to “say … Continue reading

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Just Around the Corner

Back in 2000, my wife Chrisie and I were visiting friends in Virginia for spring break. We decided to go to Washington, D.C. because Chrisie hadn’t been there since she was very young (and all she remembered was rushing from … Continue reading

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What Does Blue Mean?

When children ask a question, they are often seeking more that a simple answer. They are actually forming a perspective on the world and they will use the given answer to inform the way they see it. I have occasionally … Continue reading

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That Did Not Work Out at All

I can be extremely charming (even my wife will attest to this). I was once told that I was effortlessly charming. That’s true to an extent, I wasn’t trying to be charming so I wasn’t expending any effort. That’s the … Continue reading

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Packet of Wisdom

Wisdom is found in interesting places. Some enjoy the wisdom passed down through their families from generation to generation. Some travel to distant lands to seek it from solitary men living on mountain tops. Some search for it within the … Continue reading

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