Category Archives: You Can’t Make Up This Stuff

It’s Still Only a Game

High school football season is ramping up and although I miss part of the game, looking at the weather forecast for Friday night makes me kind of glad I have the option of hanging back at the house. To date … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Picture (because there always is one at Barclay’s International Finishing School for Men (free tuition))

This morning I got an email from my cousin Mary and she asked a simple question, “How’s your summer going?”  I love loaded questions like that because then I can use my computer to paint a scene with my words … Continue reading

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Can We Keep It? Can We Keep It?

Two days ago while Noah and I were having yet another deep conversation at lunch  he asked out of the blue if he could get a parakeet.  Before he could even pronounce the final hard consonant sound of the three … Continue reading

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Librarians…aren’t they the BEST!

So today I went into the library to check out a book for Zak. Our closest library, you see, is settled into the outskirts of a larger town about 10 miles from here. It is a very Mayberry kind of … Continue reading

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A moment…

At Barclay’s International Finishing School for Men (free tuition) we strive to introduce all genres of music to our residents therefore when a certain 10-year-old baritone player is asked to tone down his cheek puffing during band rehearsal, this head … Continue reading

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