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The Real Life Ferris Bueller

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There is no doubt in my mind that my brother is the real-life version of Ferris Bueller. No matter what he does, Brad somehow ends up smelling like roses at the end of every story. This isn’t just some lucky streak either. Brad has always been like this. [ Read More ]

The Greater “Knead”


When my then 4-year-old daughter won a cash prize in a spelling bee contest, I thought she’d buy herself the doll that she’d wanted. [ Read More ]



When I was growing up, my mother was always interested in socially “bettering” our family. To that end, she insisted that my dad and I join her in becoming members of a local golf club. [ Read More ]

My Lucky Day


We’re all lucky! Because we never run out of good people around us. [ Read More ]

Green Car


Thinking of buying an eco-friendly car? Here’s one from my neighbor. They literally grew their own car. [ Read More ]

My First Time Camping… As an Adult


We all remember camping as a kid. A nice weekend with the family, the outdoors, and great memories. [ Read More ]

The Perfect Picture


When the kids were pre-teenagers we decided to go to CA to visit Disneyworld and Marineland.  We were sitting in the stands watching the porpoises do their thing when a unique picture opportunity presented itself.  Fortunately, I had my Nikon with me, so I ended up capturing this incredibly funny picture. [ Read More ]

Where’s the Bathroom?

When I was 15, I went to Japan with my dojo. I practice a martial art called Kendo. Think Jedi Knights meets the Olympics if they were held in Tokyo. That’s Kendo. From the moment we landed, I was anxious to try out all the Japanese phrases I’d learned on the 18-hour plane ride. [ Read More ]

Football and The Talk

When my son was seven years old, he was already an avid competitor in multiple sports and was now entering the realm of fully-padded tackle football. [ Read More ]

Second Chance Shirt


My son had an old shirt that he was very attached to. Sadly, it was impossible to iron after he’d spun it so often in the machine. So I gave it to the local charity shop. [ Read More ]

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