Amelia and the Change-up.

April 10, 2017

Life is a funny thing and it's a whole lot like baseball. You think you have some of the hard stuff figured out - like how to hit a 95 mph fastball and maybe even homer off it. And then a 76-mph change-up comes your way and sends you back to the bench to lick your wounds after your epic swing and miss. Today is nine years since our precious Amelia went Home. And I'm no grief expert, but since we had practice grieving during her lifetime and we've had almost a decade to face those fastballs since, I thought I...

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Be the Better

October 27, 2015

After extensive field research done over the course of many years, I've discovered a very important scientific truth:  parenting is not for wusses. Neither is wife-ing / husband-ing. Neither is being a kid or an employee or an employer or a human being on this planet called earth doing this thing called life, which, according to The Artist Formerly and Again (I Believe) Currently Known As Prince and No Longer Merely An Unpronounceable Symbol, is 'electric' and 'means forever,' and I am inclined to agree with him on both counts. One of our littles has been exposed at a rather young age to...

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