Monthly Archives: August 2013

THE EMPTY NEST – FINALLY !

I’m a guy.   I like my space.   I like my stuff.   I love my wife. For the first time in thirty three years I have them all back to myself. Yes, the Dropoff at school was successful and it appears … Continue reading

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100% MAXIMUM LOVE

I have a friend who feels that when her little brother was born, he “stole” all the love and affection that her parents had previously been giving to her. I suspect that this is a common feeling among first-born children. … Continue reading

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WE’RE NEWLYWEDS !!

Before we get to the Newlywed Thing… As many of you know, our youngest child, and only daughter, is leaving for college tomorrow.  This photo represents how the males in our family feel about that.  Note that their mother is … Continue reading

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THE NEW NORMAL

My adorable wife and I are sending our youngest, and last, child off to college next week.  She is our fourth, and her departure comes with some significance.  We started our family in 1980 and added new members in ’83, … Continue reading

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PARENTS’ REMORSE

Parenting is a long process, and there’s no question that mistakes get made along the way.  Sometimes we just react without thinking.  Sometimes we just don’t want to be bothered with thinking things through.  Sometimes we act selfishly. Parents are people, … Continue reading

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MISHAPS AND MILESTONES

MISHAPS AND MILESTONES Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting next to an adorable two-year-old named Amelia and her loving parents.  Proactively, her mom pointed out that the small cuts Amelia had on her upper lip and nose were the … Continue reading

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ONE DIVIDES ONE CHOOSES

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