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That’s what brothers do

That’s what brothers do

As soon as my son was old enough to talk he started asking for a dog. He would beg and plead, and even try to make deals. “I’ll go to bed every night right when you tell me to IF you let me have a dog,” he would say. When he would find himself in […]

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November 1, 2018 | By More
Curse of the ginger gene

Curse of the ginger gene

If you’ve never visited the Northeast, I strongly suggest you do. The scenery, the cuisine, the architecture… I adore every aspect of it. On my most recent trip up north I visited Salem, Massachusetts. Although the Salem witch trials are a gruesome part of early American history, I feel very drawn to the hauntingly beautiful […]

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October 1, 2018 | By More
Cleanup at Tree Three

Cleanup at Tree Three

The end of summer always comes with a bittersweet feeling for me. On one hand, warm evenings that stretch late with sunshine, taking my son on vacations and quick adventures without him missing school are the best. On the other hand, months of hot weather, the idea of cooler days, pumpkin spice everything, and my […]

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September 1, 2018 | By More
A Brush with Teeth

A Brush with Teeth

Summertime equals funnertime as so many southerners head to the beaches along the Gulf Coast during the summer months. I’m not much of a beach person (redheads tend to avoid the sun as much as possible) but the rest of my family, my son included, absolutely love it. This year was no exception as we […]

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August 1, 2018 | By More
No smoke, no fire, no flush handle

No smoke, no fire, no flush handle

On a recent trip to Europe I visited London. It was the first time I had visited Great Britain, and I was quite excited to experience its rich culture. My first day was spent tackling the subway and recovering from jet lag, but the second day I was feeling much more energized and ready to […]

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July 1, 2018 | By More
Kid’s perspective on dear old dad

Kid’s perspective on dear old dad

Nowadays as Father’s Day draws near, picture frames with fishing poles and sports memorabilia pop up in every store, and gift certificate sales for Bass Pro Shop skyrocket. But when I was a kid, it was more common to make homemade cards or cheesy poems, or maybe even offer to mow the yard. Which is […]

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June 1, 2018 | By More
Out of the mouths of babes

Out of the mouths of babes

As Mother’s Day approaches, I notice faux pink flowers, pastel greeting cards, and cheesy quick gifts littering the aisles of nearly ever store. But sometimes another chintzy item is not what a mother needs to be celebrated with. Sometimes she needs to be celebrated with kind words and appreciation. A mother is a person who […]

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May 1, 2018 | By More
Where chicken nuggets come from

Where chicken nuggets come from

Every year, on the night before Easter, my family gets together for a fun night of egg blowing. If you’re unfamiliar with this activity, you’re really missing out. The whole point is to hollow out eggs so that you can stain the shells using food coloring and vinegar. The eggs can then be used for […]

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April 1, 2018 | By More
Alfred Hitchcock presents

Alfred Hitchcock presents

While I don’t have ornithophobia — the irrational fear of birds — I’ve never been a fan of those feathered fiends. I’m not exactly sure what it is that makes me feel uneasy, but I think it has something to do with how quickly they dart about and the unpredictability of their behavior. When springtime […]

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March 1, 2018 | By More
No pain no gain

No pain no gain

Just like 65 percent of my fellow Americans, I, too, make New Year’s resolutions. And of course, like many resolution makers, I don’t always follow through for more than a few weeks or months. But even a few weeks or months of healthy eating and productivity is better than none, right? A few years ago, […]

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February 1, 2018 | By More