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My wife and I were putting our girls, Nola(8) and Violet(6), to bed recently and they asked us to tell them a story from our childhood. Preferably an embarrassing one, they added. They must have been in the mood for laughter—like always—and humiliation at the expense of their parents was bound to be low hanging fruit. Also, they may have…

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I’ve owned a ’93 Jeep Wrangler since I was 21. It was my second vehicle and a marked upgrade from the 1986 Ford Tempo that transported me through high school and a handful of years thereafter. The Tempo was great don’t get me wrong. I like puzzles. Which door doesn’t open from the inside? Which window can I not lower…

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We all have probably said at one time, “I wish Christmas could be every day.” My kids that can speak have each already said this aloud. Who wouldn’t want presents and family and fun every day for the foreseeable future? My grandma Norma, my dad’s mom, has made a mark on this season for us. She passed away Dec. 14th around…

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My mom, Nita, is one of the healthiest people I know for her age. I won’t tell you how old she is, mostly because you would probably call me a liar. She looks much younger than her trips around the sun. She did a half triathlon a few years back just to stick it to Man of aging. She eats…

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“If you were watching a movie of your situation, what would you want the main character to do?” I first posed this question to myself a little over two years ago. We had just moved from a church of about 60 people to one of about 3,000 and 60 people—not an accurate number but close, and it sounded nice in…

Creative Process People

I just bought our first LED light bulb. They are certainly more expensive than the other types, but have some major selling points. The box told me that the bulb will last 22 years. 22 Years! This bulb will be old enough to drink one day. Also it’s supposed to save me $138 in energy costs over it’s lifetime. Alright,…

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