Monthly Archives: May 2012

Retirement Pity Party

Yesterday would have been our 36th wedding anniversary. So, it is probably no surprise that I had a bit of a pity party for myself this morning as I drove to work. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job … Continue reading

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Grampa and Katie

Katie never knew her dad. He had held her when she was three months old but he rarely interacted with her after that. She only knew him as the man who came and took her sister away for weeks at … Continue reading

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The Porch Swing

Thirty years ago Dad sunk some telephone poles into the ground in our front yard, added a crossbeam, and hung a porch swing. In the perfect spot under a large ash tree the porch swing has hosted friends and family … Continue reading

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Bringing Karrie Home

Dad called from the airport and said he was coming home without my girl. He had called everyone he could and no one knew (or was telling) where Rich and Karrie were living. Dad had to get back to work. … Continue reading

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Visitation Rights and Wrongs

When you get married and have kids, you don’t expect to have to say good-bye to your children for more than a few hours or days at a time. Once again, divorce changes your expectations. Since she was born, I … Continue reading

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