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Brass!!!

My son is such a man! In the essay section of his Comm Arts final, he had a choice of subjects: symbolism, rite of passage, or power. Big A chose to write about power. Instead of taking the safe path … Continue reading

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He is in the winepress

As if the front of his neck being covered with scabs, a major conflict with his teacher, not being able to train with the wrestling team or being able to work at his job because of his skin condition weren’t … Continue reading

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You have a chance to change

My youngest daughter has started an exercise program this year. And like most people, she has struggled. She will get inspired, start vigorously, make a few allowances because she doesn’t “feel” like exercising, have a few small changes in her … Continue reading

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What are you worth?

My son is a good looking young man. He gets that from his mother. However, he is going through a little test right now. As you probably have read, he is a wrestler. Wrestling requires close physical contact. Unfortunately, at … Continue reading

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Ambushed by a teenage brain

It’s been awhile since I have been negatively impacted by the two developing adolescent brains that live with me. I mean, I live with them every day and deal with them every day. I am very aware that they are … Continue reading

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A Young Man in No Man’s Land

I feel for my son. He has been practicing with a club in Missouri and is an accepted member of the club. However, he is attending the national tournament as a member of the Kansas team. He has been somewhat … Continue reading

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Here we go again

I’d like to say I have no ego left, but that is evidently not true. I took my old F-150 in for service. Since my wife and son are both out of town, I had to stay at the shop … Continue reading

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I don’t quite know where we are going

I think that I am going through a sort of Christian mid-life crisis. I call it a Christian mid-life crisis because I don’t want to leave my wife for a younger woman and I haven’t rushed out and bought a … Continue reading

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History repeats itself

My son left to train with the Kansas state freestyle team yesterday. He will be training there for one week and then riding on the team bus to Fargo, ND for the Junior National Freestyle Wrestling tournament. This is his … Continue reading

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What’s in the water?

I am beginning to wonder if God has spiked the water in our apartment. My son and youngest daughter are watching some friends perform “My Fair Lady.” So, my wife and I each stretched out on a couch. I however … Continue reading

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