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Tuesday
Jan262016

Everyone is exhausted: after the first quarter of raising my first daughter

You would think we parents are all in this together. But we are not all in this together. I’ve been to other children’s birthday parties. We are not all in this together.

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Thursday
Nov132014

24 Hours in America

Freedom is a pickup truck with three hundred thousand miles on the odometer

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Wednesday
Nov122014

A Potpourri of Hitchcock, Vampires, and Other Savages

A minister recently opined to me that America's pop culture was on a downward spiral

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Sunday
Nov092014

Coach

Coach taught math in our mediocre little high school, but his real passion was hardball

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Friday
Nov072014

Aiki-bum Domestic

The rules of the road / say there is more / than one way to skin a cat

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Friday
Nov072014

A Man's Game

I took up golf in my 60s

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Friday
Nov072014

List: Limits I'm pushing in my CrossFit Shirt

1) Saturday morning donut run

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Friday
Nov072014

Finger Squeeze

The day my cousin Carrie got married I took my wedding ring to be resized

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Thursday
Apr172014

Last Days

she soaked the cushions of the pink couch waiting for visitors

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Thursday
Apr172014

My Father's Hands

All this winter I wore his gloves, since they fit just so,

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Thursday
Apr172014

Seven to One

I took a longer farmland path west of town to our veterinarian while Johnny Cash sang to the dregs on the radio.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Our Words

It does not pain me to walk the neck of night

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Thursday
Apr172014

16 Things Only A True Millennial Would Admit

Thursday
Apr172014

The Ritterhaus Rule

Stan Ritterhaus was gunned down in the grocery story as he reached for the whole wheat, the bullet planting squarely in his chest seconds after he made the healthy choice.

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Thursday
Apr172014

your oak heart

I see us soft-shoeing through the cornfield,

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Thursday
Apr172014

Marketshare 

He put himself in a jar, that was also many jars

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Tuesday
Dec242013

God is Nowhere, a Conversation (part i)

A conversation about Christianity between good friends.

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Monday
Dec232013

Full Stomach: Overcoming the Inhospitable Holiday

I keep a fairly complete checklist for any hosting I do.

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Monday
Dec232013

wheel slumber

The oxen huddle / under a teacup moon

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Monday
Dec232013

let's take a five-minute break

The language of packaged tea / is precise and clean.

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