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A tribute to the world's greatest father for me.

I recently lost my father on July 4th to a heart attack.  We had no warning.  He rowed 28 days in a row in a 30 day challenge.   1,464 more words

It Worked

It worked.

Distraction, I mean.  Yesterday I mentioned that this was the first year I didn’t get a happy birthday call from Mom, not because she forgot to call, but because she died earlier in the year. 267 more words

Personal Stories

Finally Watched What I've Been Putting Off For So Long

Watched my fathers service for the first time after four years. Not sure if people actually even do that but anyways, I can’t believe it’s been over four years since he’s past. 706 more words

Past Life

I have a friend who has one of the best memories I have ever seen.  At various times throughout our lives we have gone long periods without seeing one another. 800 more words


Poetry is Like Marmite - And Here's My Spoonful

Poetry is one of those things you either love or hate. Like Marmite. Or is it?

You see I am not a fan of poetry at all. 947 more words

Don't be offended, but I am not a fan of the Beetles

In May of 2014, I bought a young Birch tree and planted it in my mom’s memory.  The tree is just outside of my living room window and, recently, my brother, sister-in-law and my nephews came over to place the river rocks around the tree that we collected at her celebration of life.   231 more words


Growing Bonds, Dissapearing of Time

I just put the babies down for a nap, 9:16AM. We’ve gone back to two naps in the past few days, partly by design, partly due to runny noses and the babies night time coughing. 514 more words