Posts Categorized: my life

Vacation Reading

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I’m on vacation, and I brought my ebook reader(s) – yes, plural – with me, but I don’t have a vacation book on them. I have some wonderful inspirational Christian books, I have some need-to-read work books (web design and development), but I don’t have a nice vacation read. So I stopped at the drug… Read more »

Full of grace

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I write about my dogs all the time. But there are other special creatures in my life. One of them is Gracie, a.k.a. Miss Grace, a.k.a. Grapenuts. I’m not so sure how that last nickname came into being. How do they ever? A true nickname isn’t thought through, it just sort-of happens. Here’s the neat… Read more »

I’m not who I used to be

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This is a picture of me taking pictures at a wedding.  The second wedding I shot.  That’s the day I decided I didn’t want to be a professional photographer anymore.  It was a short-lived stint.  I still love photography, and I still have all my equipment, and I still might get back to it someday,… Read more »

Double Haiku Silliness

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This blog post by a co-worker made me laugh.  And it reminded me of a Haiku I wrote last year when I was up in the middle of the night cleaning up after my old dog.  Yes, I wrote a poem at midnight when I should have been sleeping.  Here it is.  It’s a double… Read more »

My Fridays Off

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When I initially went back to work it soon became a regular 40 hour work week that then became more like a 50 hour work week until I found another job (at IBM where I’ve been for over a decade now). I went back to the 40 hour work week but with little kids I… Read more »

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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As I watched Columbus interact with the animals and people around him today, the song Why Can’t We Be Friends? (here is the song on youtube) popped into my brain. This is Columbus’ version…. Columbus: why can’t we be friends? Max: because you’re big and smelly and uncoordinated and someone’s gonna get hurt and it’s… Read more »

Allow Me to Reminisce

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When Tracey was five years old we took her for a series of pony riding lessons in town.  The people who owned the stables are long gone, that was over 20 years ago!  The first day, something more than pony lessons happened.  Puppies were being born.  Right then and there the kids and I knew… Read more »

I Mostly Live an Unplanned Life

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Last night Andy asked me if I wanted to go for a bike ride in the morning.  Sure, I said.  This was our ride: At the end of the ride I told Andy that I wanted to have a quiet weekend.  We had worked so hard the past few of them.  Long hours of physical… Read more »

Columbus Meets a Porcupine

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A regrettable episode of The Puppy Diaries This morning I took Columbus and Koda to one of the spots I can let them run.  There is a large stream where they can swim and cool down after running themselves silly.  And it’s only a short ride from home.  A nice place to go to tire… Read more »

The Raising of a Puppy

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Or, how life just happens sometimes…. Many times when I am starting to plan in my head what I want to do next, someone else’s plans smash those plans to smithereens.  Like when my daughter asked if she could let her dog have puppies at our home.  Here’s how that went down… Me:  No.  I… Read more »