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The HOCO experience…

I sent my youngest son off to his first Homecoming Dance. It’s a semi-formal affair around here, so I sent him in a shirt and tie. He wasn’t exactly excited about going, but his big sister made the request that … Continue reading

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What makes a bully

Every person, at one time or another, has been the bully. Think about it. If I were to ask, “Have you ever felt bullied?” I guarantee every single person I asked would say yes. How is it possible for all … Continue reading

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There are limitations to what we can do

I’ve always said the best way to understand something is to experience it. It took the life-altering experience of having children to finally get a sense of what I put my mother through while growing up. To become a better … Continue reading

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Expanding My Talents

Working at a publishing house has opened many opportunities for me to learn different elements of the publishing business. Growing up, I never thought I would ever be very good at the tangible arts like drawing or painting. I had … Continue reading

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An unexpected audience

I love the fact that my daughter has become such a good pianist. For someone who likes to sing as much as I do, I’m constantly picking out new music I want her to play for me. Being sixteen means … Continue reading

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Worth the read: The Gone Series by Michael Grant

The first book in the Gone series by Michael Grant has been out for over a decade but, if you have a young boy who struggles to love reading, I always point parents to these books. Told from a young … Continue reading

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A bundle of nerves…

I’m one of those people who get about as nervous as my kids when watching them compete in sports, especially wrestling. I’ve always said that if I could know the outcome it would be so much easier. Well now I … Continue reading

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When I’m lucking enough to stand outside the fog

Where I live gets some pretty crazy fog in the valley during the winter time. I live high against the bench of the mountains so our home isn’t ensconced in the thick soup as often as those that live in … Continue reading

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A field of miracles

The past two weeks have been a revelation for me. My youngest son’s football team have struggled for most of the year to find consistency – no – to find a rooted belief in themselves that come “hell or high … Continue reading

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Change your focus, change your stress level

Life comes with many demands beyond the goals we set for ourselves, which don’t lessen with time, but rather multiples with every passing year. Focusing too broadly on all the things that need to be done can stress out even … Continue reading

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