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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 [...]

The Last Month

It’s been too long since getting some words down on pixel.
On the family side, we’ve continued to work to get my father in law back up to speed.  He is now home and working on restoring his cardiac health with doctors up in Cloquet.  In short, it’s been a scary experience that reminds of the [...]

One Week In Florida – With An Unexpected Ending

Every two years, Teresa’s family gets together and does a vacation somewhere fun.  Two years ago, it was North Carolina on the Outer Banks.  This year it was the Gulf Coast of Florida, in a town called Clearwater.  We spent the last seven days there hanging out and visiting the beach, looking for sea shells.
Growing [...]

First Father’s Day – and the 32nd

Woke up today thinking about Dad.  My father is 68 as of a few days back, truthfully I struggle to remember his age and have to ask near every year.  I wonder if he knows mine?!  :-)  It may be just a personality flaw, I do not remember dates, numbers and the like easily.  Some [...]

Welcome Home Juniper Mae

Well Tempo has officially arrived–and she has been named Juniper Mae.
Say hello to the world.

Juniper was 6lb 8oz and 19 inches long at 3:29pm on May 23rd.  She is our first child and already too cute for her own good.  The labor started at about 3am Friday night and continued for roughly 12.5 hours.
The process [...]

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to you and your family.  I’m extremely thankful for everything my mother has done for me in my life–as well as my mother in law.  There are such a huge amount of strong and intelligent women in my life, it’s really a blessing.
We need to get to work today, on a multitude [...]

Garden Rebuild Underway

Yesterday was my day for toil in the sun while tearing down the existing garden and beginning the rebuild.  The project is roughly half done at this point with a lot more to do–I’m sore as my day job doesn’t lend itself to the physical rigor part of such activities.  Went through two full batteries [...]

March Madness and March Sadness

Today I’ll be watching some college hoops with good friends in Uptown. This time of year is always a lot of fun for that reason, brackets bring excitement-even if only for bragging rights. The games are always fantastic. You see these young men out there chasing their dreams; for many it will [...]

Anti-Consumerism versus Parenthood: An Internal Debate

Tempo will be arriving in a little less than three months now.  Real preparation has begun.  We secured day care at a very close in home residence.  Teresa has read up on pregnancy and parenthood throughout the last six months and is far more prepared than us.
Yesterday we went and registered for some supplies.  We [...]

Long Term Goals Continued

A few posts back I brought up the idea of long term goals juxtaposed against short term annual goals.  I’ve thought a little more about this and have bucketed out some of the different things Teresa and I are working toward.
The big goal is to lead a happy, enlightened existence filled with family and friendships. [...]

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