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“New” is Not the OLD “New”

Nostalgia, Sentimentality, Romantic notions, Thoughtful recollection. Another year. And time for reflection. Stream-of-consciousness-style. From the time I was a wee lad, I’ve always loved a profound word, or the wisdom of a proverb. When I was a child, my dad would bring home these calendars that had sayings on the top of each page. You know, […]

Is Today Your Day?

“Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.” Grenville Kleiser This is neither insightful nor wise: I’ve decided not to wait until 2012 for my New Year’s resolutions. Okay … I know, it’s only a couple […]

A Letter to My High School Guidance Counselor

This is a cautionary tale about my formative high school years and one person who had a tremendous impact on my life. I thoroughly enjoyed that time period, but certainly could – and should – have done things differently. Dear Mr. Craigmile, I wanted to thank you for being a great guidance counselor during my […]

Picture Me in My Underwear? Write On!

We have three beautiful windows in our family room that overlook our back yard, and the lush forest behind with stunning, California live oak trees. But because those windows face to the southwest, we have to have the windows covered at least partially during the hot afternoon sun. Enter our favorite window covering: The top-down, […]

December Birthday, Christmas, and Cate

It’s 3:53 am, and little puppy Duke is lying at my feet wondering why we aren’t going back to bed after he went outside. Doesn’t he know what day it is? It’s December 23rd – the birthday of my lovely bride, Cate (also his human momma). I think he’s just thinking, “There he goes again, […]

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