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Things My Father Taught Me

October 10, 2017
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My father was an extraordinary man. He was an attorney who won 99% of his cases. He played piano like a virtuoso even though he couldn’t read a note of music. He was extremely well-read.…

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Cold, Colors, and Candy

October 22, 2015
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Unless you’re one of those people of questionable sanity who likes cold weather, October has little to offer Hoosiers except autumn colors and Halloween. But by Halloween the leaves have usually fallen and the days…

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Giraffes And Zebras, Oh My!

June 19, 2015
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Oh my God, on a commercial shoot the other day we got to work with wild animals! I have to tell you that every time we work with something unusual and unique, like this time…

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Splash Pad: The Safest Place To Freeze

July 17, 2014
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Splash Pad: The Safest Place To Freeze

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I had a chance to watch my grandkids playing in Albion’s splash pad the other day, and it took me back to my childhood: Jumping in the water, splashing around,…

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A Catholic Kid’s Semi-Rotten Childhood

May 19, 2014
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A Catholic Kid’s Semi-Rotten Childhood

I was not a remarkable kid. Most of the other Fifth Grade girls were prettier than I was. I was an ugly duckling who didn’t turn into a swan (or at least a pigeon) until…

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The kids aren’t alright

April 11, 2014
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I find myself to be continually stunned with the lack of imagination in kids these days. I just said kids these days. I have officially become an adult. My parents said this would happen. I…

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You’ll Die. Period.

April 10, 2014
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You’ll Die. Period.

This is the true story of a very heartwarming moment I had with my dad when I was twelve. He doesn’t like me to tell this story because he doesn’t want it revealed to the…

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Unicorn Bites 4/8/14

April 8, 2014
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Married men would be awesome at Jeopardy if they had to phrase their answers in the form of an apology. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 8, 2014 Me: You can wear your purple coat. 1-year-old:…

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The girl who cried boy

April 4, 2014
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The girl who cried boy

I once read a story about a little boy who claimed to be a fighter pilot from World War II named James Huston. His parents believed he had been reincarnated and was none too happy…

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