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Gearing Up For Winter

It’s that time of year, the first snow has fallen.  This first part of winter is actually really enjoyable on multiple fronts.  The holidays are right around the corner, which usually means gathering with family members and taking a little time off from work.  I’m certainly planning on both as my workload has been on [...]

Juniper Mae – 1.5 Years and Running

It is a little less than 18 months since Juniper Mae Ed was delivered into this world to a tear stricken father and exhausted mother.  Her little misshapen head proved malleable enough to restore itself to it’s healthy rounded expectation shortly thereafter.  The bright red spot which developed a few weeks later above her right [...]

Life Today

Life today is mostly focused on parenting and work.
And it’s a lot of fun, despite that sounding relatively mundane.
The truth is, as you get older, things slow down and get a little more predictable.
They need to.
So here’s a brief update:  new day care for Juni all is well there.  Work is very busy at this [...]

Aging and Mortality Warning Signs

About three weeks back Teresa and I were doing some landscaping work in the back yard, I was digging up some of the dirt by the new shed.  The ground level was too high to open the door on the shed during winter, which inhibited being able to drive through the shed with the snowblower. [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

I called Mom this morning and think she appreciated it.  My parents were here this last week to watch Juni as our daycare provider had vacation planned.  Having some help around for those situations really does mean a lot–thanks Mom and Dad!
Today is a special Mother’s Day as it’s Teresa’s first with Juni in the [...]

The long times

It’s been quite some time since writing something of substance, or at least a grouping of written ideas of substance.  The times, they are a changin’.
Juniper is still yet to fully bloom, but she is bright and amazing and temporal and all encompassing.  She really is an amazing little thing.  Skinny like a spindle.  Smiling [...]

A Look Back: 2015 Goals Reviewed

It’s that time again, already!  Here are my goals for last year.  Here’s a quick paraphrase and my thoughts on where I landed overall:
1.  Become a (Good) Dad: This one really can’t be quantified for measurement, but can be assessed in hindsight.  There are many things to do for this, most of them small changes that [...]

A Trip To Detroit Lakes

A few weeks back Teresa, Juniper, my brother in law David and his fiance Stephanie got in the car at about 7am and started driving to Detroit Lakes.  The city is in the heart of rural Minnesota, surrounded mostly by farm land and a few lakes.David actually drove the first leg.  It is a four [...]

Seasons – Fall Is Here

2015 has been a truly remarkable year in terms of weather.  Our summer has been filled with beautiful days and a good amount of rain, keeping the grass growing week after week.  The last month has been filled with above average days, and today in early October we have 70’s and low 80’s.  Fall is [...]

The Nature of Happiness

Having a child is a life altering experience in many ways.  The very first is the need for security multiplies, mostly due to the fact that this little being is so easily harmed.  Safety and precaution or magnified in previously mundane situations such as backing out of your driveway.  Thoughtful processes for how and when [...]

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