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Setting Goals

The family is finally over covid and since it is literally 5 degrees outside and I don’t feel like doing much of anything, it’s a good time to think about what I’ve accomplished this last year and what else there is to do.  Anyone who taught  in 2020 and 2021 will likely tell you it … Continue reading Setting Goals

On Athletes Dying Young

Hockey season is in full gear. Last night, my oldest son and I watched my younger son’s high school varsity team play in what turned into a lively hockey game between two competitive teams. However, before the game started, the rink fell into somber silence.  Earlier this week, a young local high school hockey player … Continue reading On Athletes Dying Young

Mason Jars

It became my job, that summer, to shelve the mason jars,those simple perfect containers thatmy grandfather spent his timefilling. Ripened tomatoes, grown lovingly from seeds,pruned religiously, staked precisely so that the sun hit the fruit just so.Tomatoes plucked at just the right moment.Not so early to be mealy.Not so late to be mushy.Picked at the exact moment of … Continue reading Mason Jars

Fishing Alaska

The Do-s and Don’t-s of Fishing



Staircases and Sore Legs

In the Beginning

Dad Time

Steaming Alaska

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