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The Rain Fell

For Joe Brown, my dad, and one of the greatest men I will ever know. March 17, 2012 was a beautiful Saturday morning. The day, like many in February, was unseasonably warm, but not uncomfortably so. Unlike many of the … Continue reading

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Just an Apple

I’m the youngest grandchild on both sides of my family. On my dad’s side, I was the eighth grandchild. You’d think this entitled me to loads of special treatment and doting. You’d be wrong (well, I did get special treatment and … Continue reading

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After Dinner Mince

It was the first Mother’s Day after Chrisie and I got married. Somehow my mom managed to get both my brother, I,  and our wives over to my parents’ house for dinner. I use the word “managed” because even then … Continue reading

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No, Not Really

My daughter was less than a week old and my wife and I sat in the pediatrician’s office. Since she was our first child, we went the doctor that was on duty at the hospital when Autumn was born. Big … Continue reading

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A Hard Wedding Day’s Night

It had been a long day. A wonderful day to be sure, but still a long one (weddings are like that). More went right than went wrong, but I couldn’t help but think about the singing fiasco, that we forgot … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plan

On the afternoon of February 22, 1997, I frantically cleaned my apartment and prepped it for the  evening. I sweated details I usually didn’t pay any attention to because I had big plans for the evening. I kept checking on … Continue reading

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Marriage Proposals

Marriage can be a funny thing. I told Chrisie before we got married that everything that already annoyed her about me still would after the wedding. She didn’t believe me (fun fact: I was right).  She never lived with anyone other … Continue reading

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