Category Archives: Masculinity

It wasn’t quite a tornado, but…

I was going to cheat today… Today marks the 3 year anniversary that our Midwest adventure began. So, I thought I would just copy and paste my notes from one of my family history files… Except I couldn’t find any! Anywhere! So, … Continue reading

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Help from an unlikely source

I love it when I am proven right. Well, not always… When I give my children advice and they don’t take it, I REALLY do not like being proven right. But I have to confess that it feels pretty good … Continue reading

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Stepping into a parallel universe

I had my latest “humility sandwich” handed to me today. After work, I hustled over to the police supply store. As I waited for them to look at my flashlight, I perused the store. It was like entering a parallel universe! … Continue reading

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See, it’s not just me!

Since I can’t figure out what is wrong with my two police style flashlights, I decided to expose my ignorance and ask for help. I took them to work and asked a friend to look at it. He couldn’t figure … Continue reading

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From man to wimp in 10 minutes

We went from VERY cold to WOW cold today! When I woke up at 5:00 A.M., the temperature was 6º! When I went out to warm up my car for the morning drive to work at 6:00, it was 2º! … Continue reading

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Call 911

I was listening to a radio show today and heard Marcus Lutrell, a Navy seal, say this: “When you look in the mirror, bottom line is you are one of two people. You either call 911 or you are 911.” … Continue reading

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Captain Jack Sparrow, meet the Lord of the Castle

You would think that a mirror is a mirror. They reflect the image in front of them. You would think by their construction (a piece of glass placed on top of a shiny reflective surface) that they should be the … Continue reading

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And you thought you were finished with word problems

Every so often, our family runs into logistical challenges that strongly resemble the word problems we had in high school algebra… We have three vehicles here at the Castle: a 1998 Honda Accord, a 2001 Ford F-150 Super Crew and … Continue reading

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I wonder if I scared him off

(I originally wrote this on June 18th. A certain unnamed party persuaded a permanently biased judge to issue a temporary injunction against its publication. The legal wrangling has finally ended and the banned post can now be made public) I … Continue reading

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Sorry, son, but that is reality

Time continues to move swiftly. Fargo is now just two weeks away. This week, my son had a change in his training schedule so he has been taking me to work and heading directly to the morning practice. He comes … Continue reading

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