To Everything There is a Season

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I sit at my desk this morning wearing sweat pants, a long sleeve shirt, and warm, fuzzy footie socks. Outside my window, colorful leaves rest atop my freshly mowed lawn as a stiff breeze tests the strength of the foliage not yet ready to let go. I pause thinking and typing and go make myself a mug of Constant Comment, … Read More

Happiness Taking Shape

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Well, Journeyer, what can I say, the moon is full tonight, I’m back to school, we spent the weekend traveling, and this post is late. All I can do is chuckle. As I type, we are on our way to one of Big Guy’s soccer games an hour from home. So, I’m going to keep this as short and sweet … Read More

Just Like the Proverbial Shit Happens, Happy Happens

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Good morning, Journeyer, This week has been agonizingly long and brutal… I did not write. I accomplished few, if any, of my daily designated tasks or goals. I fought regularly with Warren. I spent the better share of three days trying (unsuccessfully) to unravel an internet connection problem. I experienced several nights of interrupted sleep, which is a rare occasion … Read More


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I opened my eyes for the last time at 9:22 this morning. I’d woken a few times, alert only enough to realize that Warren had crawled back into bed to cuddle, and when I heard Big Guy’s footsteps on the stairs. “Good morning. Have fun at practice,” I said before falling fast asleep again. But when I heard Warren’s truck … Read More

Finding Joy in the Junk

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Well, Journeyers, I think my brain is fried… We returned from Salt Lake City mid Tuesday afternoon to a home with a bad main breaker coming into the house. Some of you might have noticed in the one photo that Warren was on his cell phone as he sat suspended in the Great Salt Lake. It is a rare occasion … Read More

Field of Dreams

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  Journeyer, do you know that feeling you get when you are able to something that brings another person joy? The warmth that envelops you and the smile that practically makes your jaws ache? On Thursday, Warren and I were a part of something so simple, and yet, something so profound for another young couple. You know that rehabbed house … Read More


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It’s an early summer Sunday, Guys! And you know that always means at least one of two things: 1) I’m working on the weekly edition of this Happy Happens series. 2) We’re probably on the road, again, destined for some athletic event. For the second time in two days, I’m on my way to Syracuse. Yesterday had me buzzing down … Read More

Our Outer Shells

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It’s Monday evening. Dinner’s been eaten and dishes have been washed. Everyone has scattered in different directions and I’m watching 50 First Dates for the fourth or fifth time in the last three days. Yesterday I began this post with lyrics from the last song of the movie. “Someday I’ll wish upon a star, Wake up where the clouds are … Read More

Cheeseburger, Rose, Sweater, Tractor

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It’s the beginning of a new month, Journeyer. Which means that in addition to bill money in my bank account, I also have raging hormones to look forward to every day for a week. I’m talking the pimply-faced, swollen-body-limbs-aching-boobs-pants-don’t-fit, irritability-initiating, completely exhausting kind of physiological changes. In between Wednesday’s shifts I napped from a little after nine until twelve-forty. I … Read More

The Secret Ingredient

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  This Memorial Day weekend finds my family on the road, again. Big Guy’s soccer team is participating in a two-to-three-day tournament in Erie. By a brilliant stroke of luck, one member’s family owns a home near the competition complex and invited everyone for a team get-together. As you know, I’m sort of known for my homemade cookies, at least … Read More