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Aside – Road Trip 2018

I listened to a Hemingway book during our drive down to Florida, so tonight's post, which is meant to relate a fairly common parental culinary struggle, is written (in a very poor imitation) in his honor. The waves were tall and dark green. There was much foam. The flag flying above the distant estación de … Continue reading Aside – Road Trip 2018

Aside //6 – Embracing (Y)our Identity

I was on Google Maps today, looking up the precise coordinates of a Canadian city I plan to visit for work in the next few weeks, when I realized that you can click on certain location names and it will pop-up basic information about the location. Among other things, this includes a photo which, I … Continue reading Aside //6 – Embracing (Y)our Identity

Aside //5 – More “Wisdom”

In a rare second-post in as many quarter-days, I offer another peek into my forthcoming* book, A Handful of You Will Be Succesful.  It is certain to fly off of the shelves, and not in the super-cool Harry Potter way. Thanks for absorbing more of my wise words reading! Words of Wisdom for the Class of … Continue reading Aside //5 – More “Wisdom”

Aside //4 – “Wisdom”

Occasionally, I feel led to dispense some words of wisdom (aka "W.O.W.!) to those around me.  I was raised to be selfless, self-aware, self-sufficient, self-soothing, and humble.  Thus, I feel it would be self-ISH if I kept these incredible observations to myself, to be enjoyed only by myself, only enriching the life of . . . myself.*  … Continue reading Aside //4 – “Wisdom”

11// HOA

The following is a (completely fictional, of course) excerpt from a monthly e-newsletter put out by the HOA of The Meadows, a cozy little neighborhood not too far from where we all live. The time period is "The Future," but how far thus is debatable. Notes from the Desk of the President: A hearty "thank … Continue reading 11// HOA

Author’s Aside //3 – Horses

It's Kentucky Derby time, and here in my hometown of Lousiville, KY, the excitement is palpable! Which, for me, means I am getting ready to put on some old running shoes so I can spend the day pulling weeds in my yard only to use them to cover up bald dirt spots, with the full knowledge … Continue reading Author’s Aside //3 – Horses

10// Derby

The Scientist drove slowly down a street surrounding the track, traveling at an unreasonable 3 miles-per-hour with the other unfortunate commuters who were just trying to get to the interstate and on with their weekends. He let out an unrestrained "dang it" under his breath, the closest thing to a real curse his Church of Christ … Continue reading 10// Derby

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