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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for November 2006

When Do You Give an Inch? (Pic of the Week)

[photopress:100_1791_sm_blog.jpg,full,centered] Ben and I enjoy a goofy moment. Note the sneaky tickle. My wife and I enjoyed almost 11 years of marriage as a childless couple. Our wait was born of some circumstances beyond our control, but mostly it was that neither of us felt ready to take the plunge into parenthood. We watched friends… (read more)

What Do You Collect?

About the only things I collect are turtles. Or, rather, inanimate representations of them. I don’t know exactly when it started, but I suspect it was when as a teenager I accidentally drove over a turtle and heard the crunch. Family and friends over the years have grabbed unique turtles for me when out of… (read more)

This Cheeseburger Can Write

Some of you have read my fiction and/or nonfiction. You may ask why I write. I like this quote, found on a local friend’s blog: You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. Ray Bradbury Reading is a great escape, but writing is better. For me, Bradbury’s quote is spot on. Here… (read more)

Cassie Come Home

[photopress:100_1837_sm_blog.jpg,full,centered] Our new dog, Cassie. Remember when we got a puppy, and that only lasted two nights? You don’t? Well, now you know. After a few days to mull things over, I told Shannon that what I really wanted was another cocker spaniel. Lexie had made us fall in love not only with her, but… (read more)

Turkey Day and Image Flush

With Shannon’s fever reaching about 101.5 Wednesday and our packing delayed until I got home from work, we got out of the house at 7 p.m. Arriving at 2 a.m. was not our idea of a good time. My brother, Charles, has lots of points with a certain national motel chain and volunteered to donate… (read more)