I am king of the castle

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"Greg, Shouko dragged home a dead deer." "Actually, Josh, that's just a deer hide." "Where did it come from?" "Someone's garage." "Whose?" "…I have no idea." My dog is a monumental, king-sized pain in the ass. But I choose to interpret her craziness as signs of her overwhelming respect for me. (Just like I would […]

Claudia wrote a book

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Jesus, I’m a waste of a keyboard. Here I am, walking a daily gauntlet of emasculating humiliation, bathed in shame because I’m not writing a book. And not only am I not writing a book, I haven’t even started a book. Not only have I not started a book, I can’t even consistently fill this […]

Dream on

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It's going to be a long 8 weeks at church. Pastor Doug just launched a whole sermon series on dreams. And, while I'm sure it's going to be fascinating and spiritually valuable, it's going to be a pain in my ass. See, I'm married to a dreamer. A visionary. A big-picture thinker who has the […]

I like it dirty

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Multiple sclerosis is a terrible disease. I hate the fact that it cut my father’s career so short. I hate the fact that, every day, it causes my dad pain and suffering. And, selfishly, I hate the way that it robbed me of so many footraces and wrestling matches with my dad as a kid. […]

Happy anniversary!

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So three years ago today, on a beautiful Saturday in Alexandria, Corinne and I let all six kids (and an assortment of cousins) run rampant throughout the waterpark to celebrate the onset of our wedded bliss. Today we allotted ourselves $8 each to symbolically recognize the occasion. Corinne scored big with a little side stop […]

If anyone could appreciate the importance of a good drink, it was that fish

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Okay, here's your ethical dilemma for the day. On a fantastically sunny, calm summer evening, with a crackling fire burning cheerfully and the beloved warmth of family all around, which is the more virtuous path: • Should one risk the accidental spillage of a cold, hoppy, well-deserved beer by placing it precariously in the grass? […]

Click here. My kids’ happiness depends on it.

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When Aeschines spoke, they said, ‘How well he speaks.’ But when Demosthenes spoke, they said, ‘Let us march against Philip.’* So this is my channeling of Demosthenes. This is my call to action. This is my stirring, ‘Win one for the Gipper’ speech. Ready? Please invest three minutes of your life into watching the embedded […]

Mud Run

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I would say that my father suffers with multiple sclerosis, but that would be inaccurate. Anyone who’s had to spend any time with my Dad would point out that it’s more likely that MS suffers with my father. But, whichever one’s been suffering more, they’ve been suffering together for thirty-some years. So Corinne and I […]

Learn from my mistake

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I thought we'd save a couple of bucks. I mean, it's a tough year and we're working hard to get our heads above water. Plus, both Corinne and I have had monstrous projects in front of us at work all summer, with no end in sight. So it just made sense that one thing which […]

My name is…

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I had a few beers Saturday night. Nothing excessive or dangerous. We just got together with some friends (thanks Naceys!) and I enjoyed a few bottles of Redhook ESB – a personal favorite. And, as sometimes happens on the day after consuming a few beers, my body chose to cleanse itself Sunday afternoon. Again, nothing […]