Category Archives: Children

A New Tradition?

As I fluttered my eyelids a few times while trying to wake up, I could hear my daughter had climbed into bed with us and was trying to be snuggly. I adjusted my eyes on the picture hanging on the … Continue reading

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The Heartthrob

“Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t it true that when a new President is elected, the First lady designs a new rug for the Oval office?” I asked Seth. “I don’t know…” Walt replied. “… I haven’t heard … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season!

Do you hear what I hear? Do you hear roars of jubilation, celebrations, singing and cheering?! Do you hear the frustration, the heartbreak, the disappointment and the angry outbursts?! Have you heard it lately? Well if you have, you are … Continue reading

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Bet the Bottle Cap

I used to play a game in college called “Bet the Bottle Cap.” It’s a simple game that is meant to be played in conjunction with Poker. Here is how you play: place a dollar in the side pot and … Continue reading

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It Won’t Be Like This For Long

Stephanie and I slow danced and sang along with the band on Saturday night and as we did, I just let myself become immersed in the imagery of the lyric. In a throng of supporters underneath a sea of stars … Continue reading

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Playing Santa Claus

“Chloe, want to play Santa Claus?” I asked the other day as I was getting ready to shave. “Yes!” Chloe responded as she ran to get her stool so she would have something to stand upon. “Alright, I’ll meet you … Continue reading

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What Would You Miss?

Josh’s goldfish died a week ago. It wasn’t unexpected as “Goldie” had not been looking good lately. Josh was understandably upset and although he wanted to have a funeral for “Goldie,” he wasn’t ready to say goodbye because he was … Continue reading

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God Bless the Single Parents

Stephanie and I spent last Sunday night on the couch in front of the television. It was a chance for us to finally relax and decompress after a long weekend and as the evening was starting to get late, Stephanie … Continue reading

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Goin’ Fishing!

“Dad,” Josh whispered as he jostled my shoulders. “Wake up, it’s time to go.” “What?” I asked as I rolled over, rubbed my eyes and peered at Josh through the slits of my barely open eyelids. “Wake up, Dad, it’s … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry

A few months ago, Josh and Chloe were playing with their toys in the living room. Chloe got bored with her own toys and decided to wreak havoc on Josh’s construction project. As Chloe was about to knock over the … Continue reading

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