Author Archives: RLW3

7 years ago today…

On September 10th, 2006, my wife and I decided to get our Northridge, CA house ready to sell and move to Kansas City. On Sunday night, August 12th, 2007, I loaded up our Ford F-150 SuperCrew and headed for Kansas with my wife … Continue reading

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A birthday letter to my firstborn

Dear Bean, When I awoke this morning and remembered that today was your birthday, scenes from the past floated across the screen of my mind. Although it lasted just a few minutes, what I saw this morning has dramatically changed … Continue reading

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Ambushed by my mother-in-law!

One of the signs that you are starting to get a little “long in the tooth” is that you and your friends spend a great deal of time conversing about your various ailments. I hope this post is not a sign of … Continue reading

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Impacted by a young woman’s life

ML’s  party

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Playing bumper cars with a deer

As I was getting ready to go workout after work, I received this text from my son: “Well, I decided to play bumper cars with a deer.” I called him and heard the following…’I was peacefully driving down a highway … Continue reading

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Helping a young man escape a dastardly trap

As I was getting ready for bed last night, my phone rang. It was my son. He had called earlier in the evening to express his frustrations that the car we had loaned him was costing too much money. I … Continue reading

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The unfair advantages of the fair sex

When I started my car after work on Friday afternoon, I headed straight to the muffler shop. it was quite obvious that I needed some work on my exhaust system. When I pulled up, the guy said that there was no way … Continue reading

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She’s a big girl!

This morning my youngest daughter left for Omaha, Nebraska. She was selected to help with the Grand Opening of the new Bonefish Grill. At my direction, she drove the SuperCrew F150. I reasoned that since it is November and it … Continue reading

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No Shave November

I received a text from my youngest daughter this morning… “Can you do ‘No Shave November’ for me????” I didn’t really want to. I don’t really understand when this started or what it’s all about… Besides, when I grew my first … Continue reading

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But it’s the exact same thing!

Do  you remember when I went to the doctor for my first physical in nearly 7 years? Just a plain old physical…nothing special. Well, I got a surprise when I got home… An $864 bill from the medical lab!!! The … Continue reading

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