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  • Sophomore Slump

    As the time drew nearer to take my oldest daughter back to college for her sophomore year, we began the typical preparations. Buying school supplies. Packing. Finalizing class schedules. Through this preparation period, I began to emotinoally prepare myself for… Read More ›

  • Flying Lessons

    Earlier this summer, a pair of mourning doves took up residence in a well-constructed nest that had been vacated by its previous tenants last year. In real estate, location is everything, and these doves definitely picked a prime location. The… Read More ›

  • Birthday Month Musings

    Today is the start of a new month. But not just any month. My birthday month. I can’t recall when I made the grand leap from having a birthday to a birthday month, but I always have believed that everyone’s… Read More ›

  • To Love and to Be Loved

    I most certainly am not a numbers person, and I have the math grades to prove it.  Words are my jam, which is why it surprised me that as I thought about today being the fourth anniversary of my beautiful… Read More ›

  • Father of the Year

    I have known some truly wonderful fathers throughout my life, starting with my own dad. Later today, I plan to honor him from a safe social distance.  For now, though, I want to honor another dad who means the world… Read More ›

  • Listen Up

    From the moment I uttered my first word, I became a talker. A big talker. My report cards are evidence of this, as they are littered with comments about my verbal prowess. Kristi talks too much. Kristi spends too much… Read More ›

  • Hair Raising

    As individual states continue to implement phases of re-entry into the COVID-19 world, each of us continues to interpret what this means for ourselves and our families. Some of us have bolted out of our homes like a thoroughbred out… Read More ›

  • Injustice

    When my oldest daughter was in kindergarten, she initiated our first conversation about racism.  As I helped her get ready for a bath, she asked me if I knew who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was.  When I told her… Read More ›