#84: The Battle of Ever and Never

#84: The Battle of Ever and Never

I recently ran across some old pictures from when I was about five years old. I made the typical observations – I can’t believe my hair was ever that blond! I look so different without glasses! Gotta love those seventies fashions! Those are the things I would have said aloud, had anyone else been in […]

#82: The Downside of Outdoor Living

#82: The Downside of Outdoor Living

One of the nicest features of my house is the large deck in the backyard. When I moved in though, the deck walls were weird- 6 feet tall and painted white on both sides. I don’t even want to know what happened back there that required so much privacy! One of my biggest projects after […]

#81: So You Have Bought a House

#81: So You Have Bought a House

Some things they don’t tell you when you buy a house… The humongous check you write at closing is just the start of the fun! No matter how many repairs and/or upgrades you negotiate as part of the sale, you will move in with a readymade list of things you want to do to your […]

#78: My Defeat at Waterloo

#78: My Defeat at Waterloo

I have a faulty memory for most things, but numbers in particular fall out of my head with astonishing regularity. My grades in various history classes will bear out the sad fact that I can’t seem to remember a date to save my life. Fortunately, when you are traveling, you can usually count on a […]

#77: A Tale of Two Trips

#77: A Tale of Two Trips

One of the benefits of college is the opportunity to befriend people you would never otherwise meet and visit them in places you would never otherwise go. Due to the whims of dorm and roommate roulette I was fortunate to make acquaintances who invited me to travel with them to exotic locations like Columbus, Georgia… […]

Wordless Wednesday: Dutch Colors

Wordless Wednesday: Dutch Colors

#76: A Different Kind of Class Reunion

#76: A Different Kind of Class Reunion

It surprises new friends of mine to learn that I attended a large state university. And rightly so; I have more of a bookish personality than one suited to a party school where football is king. Those who know me well assume the reality show of my collegiate life would bear a closer resemblance to […]

#74: A Day in the Life

#74: A Day in the Life

I’ve written a little about my surprise career in ministry, and the wonderful environment in which I am fortunate to work. But I’m not sure I’ve told you, Dear Reader, what I actually do for a living. I work for a prominent pastor, answering his mail and e-mail. It sounds simple, but the number of […]

#73: Room at the Table

#73: Room at the Table

While some memories from high school have faded with time (thank goodness), there is one that is for me, regretfully, crystal clear. I’m standing in a doorway, lunch tray clutched in an iron grip, surveying a loud and crowded room. I’m scanning the tables for what seems like hours, though in reality mere seconds have […]

#70: The Plumbing Diaries – Blowtorch Edition

#70: The Plumbing Diaries – Blowtorch Edition

When I embarked on the glorious journey of homeownership 15 years ago, I did not own a drill or a toolbox or have the slightest idea how to fix anything. My real estate agent informed me of a delightful option known as a Home Warranty, a service providing me with a phone number to call […]

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