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Clear Vision, Good Vision, Right Vision

Experience can be very convincing. How many times did you consider touching that hot stove after the first experience of its extreme heat on your bare hand? The immediate lesson is of great value in shaping your approach the next time you encounter … Continue reading

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Back to our Future: Marriage between Hot Tang and High-Altitude Porn

Right now we are driving, as a family foursome, to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. At fourteen hours it’s an easy drive, but long enough to require governance by our family’s road trip manual. This includes a rule that addresses bathroom attempts by both kids … Continue reading

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“-dom” or “-dumb”(er)? The State of Being a Teen… Chapter 13: The Hunt for the Red Hat

I’ve mentioned that I have this kid, the thirteener who is soon to be a fourteener, named Ryan. Well, this guy, Ry, has a Dickensian effect on our home. He brings us the best of times and the worst of … Continue reading

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Must Mirrors and Friends be Parallel? My Reply is No.

One of Zach’s friends got dropped off at our house this morning before school. I had forgotten he was coming over since the plan had happened in a quick text exchange with his mom while I was between sessions at an event last night. … Continue reading

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Bracket Pool Organizers of Yesteryear: Do you Remember…?

Were you ever a tournament bracket pool organizer in the days that predated online bracket managers? It was a different animal back then when it was all done on paper. Pool organizers had their work cut out for them! They … Continue reading

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My Compliments

A few years ago I was given a compliment that was so unusual, out of the blue and powerful that it has bounced in my head since then and provided residual flattery. I actually do reflect on that moment from time to … Continue reading

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Thanks for Nothing, Rob Reiner!

Brad and I recently decided that our older son, Ryan, is a perfect age to watch the movie Stand by Me. I drew on some scenes from it in a recent blog post called, “Good Question, Vern.” I was motivated to think about the movie for … Continue reading

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