Category Archives: Loss

Rain, cold, and the loss of a cousin

So if it is not snow, it is rain. April showers supposedly bring May flowers, but so far, I have not seen evidence of April. Okay, so we have had a few flowers, but hell, we haven’t even seen the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Fatherhood

For whatever reason, I cannot recall, in my younger pre-fatherhood days, thinking about being a father. I think that fatherhood to me was just something that went along with life, with my career, with marrying and ‘settling down,’ whatever that … Continue reading

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Books, sadness, and new friends

I was planning on going to the gym. I never got there, instead I went through our books, and I am not talking financial. We have too many books, what else is new for book lovers who are also teachers. … Continue reading

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Mr. Laughlin

In 1987, we moved into the current house. One of the first people we met was our neighbor, John Laughlin. At the time, there was a simple, four-foot fence or so, marking the line between our back yards. John had … Continue reading

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A really hot day and a Memorial Service

Saturday is excessively hot, in the 90s from what I have heard and that is certainly the way it feels. It feels extremely odd to have weather like this in September and really odd that you cannot take a dip … Continue reading

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