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Lawnmower

Walker almost fixed a lawnmower today. When the lawnmower threw a belt about half an hour before I had to log on to work, Walker took it on himself up disassemble the deck, battery casing, and powertrain. He did a really good job at it and only needed Alli’s help for figuring out which wheels […]

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What Will I Become?

I squealed like a tween at a Four Town concert when I heard John Siracusa announce that he had quit his job. I’ve been an avid ATP listener for several years now, and fully admit to being a John fanboy, as much as Marco is delightful and I used to live fairly near Casey (don’t […]

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Avoiding Calls

I did it again: Started a thing, felt like it was going really well, then lost focus and didn’t keep up for a second week. Let’s get back on track today. I need to make some calls on Monday. First and most important I need to schedule my next COVID booster. As part of the […]

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March 29

I’m trying to break a cycle. It goes something like this: I think something is really cool. I start to get into the thing. I try to share the thing with other people, because it’s so damn cool. I get anxious because others aren’t into the thing as much as I am. I make another […]

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March 27

On this day, I froze. Not quite to death, but it was a close thing. Walker’s second rugby game took place beneath a gray sky and amid wind gusts which repeatedly drove the snowfall horizontal. We bundled up in many a layer, and still my toes were numb for some twenty minutes after we got […]

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March 26

A faithful accounting of my conversation with GG this evening: “I gotta let you know that he and I, we never fought. Not a once. And I tell everybody that I ain’t got nothin but good memories with my Jimmy. We had good times together. There was times we disagreed, and I know I done […]

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March 25

Four hours, and then some. That’s how long it took for Walker to do his math, with me sitting beside him the whole time. It’s been a challenge getting Walker back on track after Papap’s heart attack. The stress of that event and the subsequent weeks of rapid decline coincided with a growth spurt which […]

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March 24

I worry about money. This is nothing new. I worried about money when my wife and I were both working full time jobs. That’s how I saved up enough for a downpayment on a (foreclosure and needing work) house in less than two years. It’s how I managed to keep us afloat when we dropped […]

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March 23

This is me trying to get back into the habit of writing every day. I wrote daily for several years. 1000 words. Every damn day. If I couldn’t get them out before work in the morning I would stay up late or write during dinner. I have to admit that a lot of that writing […]

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The Staff of Moses

Inspired by many an adventure novel, globe trotting films, and a mural I saw while visiting Paris in 2010, The Staff of Moses was the first novel I completed. I’ve since revised it several times and, as of 2022, I am releasing it for free on my website. If you’d like to read the novel […]