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Cataract Falls.

“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.” 10 more words


Hiking to Laurel Falls.

Continuing our hikes to get outside in the Smokies, today brought the short and scenic hike to Laurel Falls. With it’s somewhat broken pavement trail, snaking it’s way up the steep mountain sides, and relatively short mileage, it was perfect for the kids to hike almost the entire venture. 202 more words


Guest Post: Momus of The Next Delusion, on Inner Demons in Youth Sports

My favorite Garrison Keillor quote goes like this:

“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.”

That’s what today’s guest post writer does on his blog, … 1,162 more words

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Funny Stories: Oisín

Every night when I come home from work I’m greeted by your big happy head ☺. I might have had the day from hell and very often I do. 327 more words

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The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.


What Do You Do When You Find Yourself In A Completely New Situation?

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  That’s the old adage about the various permutations that life puts you through, right?  I feel the need to disagree because while I understand the ‘history repeats itself’ connotations, it’s been my experience that the more things change, the more they continue to change.   1,125 more words



The title says it all my wee buddy (Papa Joe reference 😂).
You’re our firstborn, therefore you are a special little man to us, even if you’re not so little any more. 188 more words

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