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Alive and Running #SOL22

I was so disappointed last night that I'd missed the Slice of LIfe writing day. My writing has suffered from a major lack of focus and I look forward to those days. When my wife pointed out that it was,... Continue Reading →

Day 25 – Sweet Saturdays – #SOLC22

Today's one of those Saturdays we needed. We got up and went to our exercise place and got in 30 minutes of swimming. This is becoming my happy place, just moving. I've never been a fast runner or a good... Continue Reading →

Day 19 – Notice The Small Things – #SOLC22

The last few days, I've focused myself and my slices on the little things around me. Sometimes, I get carried away, looking for "that moment" in the day, the week to share out. However, that gets tiring. #whimp Shhh. The... Continue Reading →

Day 5 – Campers and Birthdays and Storms, Oh My! #SOLC22

First, happy birthday to my brother, Patrick, a long-time read and an infrequent commenter on this blog! We'll get him later! 🙂 It's been an eventful day to say the least! First order of the day, a run! My wife... Continue Reading →

Sunday Basketball? Why Not? #SOL21

A couple of weekends ago, we had ourselves a couple of nice days. It's been bumped back a couple of times for various reasons, but it was a good weekend. First, my wife and I decided to shop local by... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What am I Thankful For?

This blog was started on Wednesday as a "live" blog as my students were writing. It's being finished today, Black Friday, as both daughters were home and I didn't want to miss a minute with them I don't get the... Continue Reading →

Sometimes, They Come Through #SOL21

We've been weathering a basketball season that has not been the one I would have expected. There's one post player who is 6'4", another who is 5'11" , and one of my point guards is 5'10". The adage is that... Continue Reading →

When Emotions Surprise You #SOL21

In October of 2016, I had stroke. #what If you've been with me for the 10 years I've been writing I've been pretty open about my health issues of 2016. From my cancer diagnosis right before our daughter's graduation to... Continue Reading →

Getting Through #SOL21

Yesterday, I had a to-do list that was quite long. PIck up a lawn mower tire. Buy a pair of pants. Find a piece so I could project my phone. There were ten things on that list. I got four... Continue Reading →

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