One goal, accomplished

I seem to always find pennies in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven. Most of the time, I pick them up because I think it’s good luck. And once in a while, I find a date stamped on the penny worth writing about. And so it was this evening, when I picked up a pennyContinue reading “One goal, accomplished”

The time has flown by

I remember this picture well. It was taken in late December of 1999, as we had traveled to Sanibel Island, Florida, to celebrate the coming of the new millenium. Fears of Y2K were in the air. Remember that? It seems silly now, all these years later, but the idea that computers would get all wiggyContinue reading “The time has flown by”

What did I want to do with my life?

A number of years ago, my parents were moving from one house to another when they decided to pack up their reminders of me. Old pictures, yearbooks, report cards, and things I had either never seen or had blocked out of my memory were stuffed into a box and handed off to me. ¬†At leastContinue reading “What did I want to do with my life?”

If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding!

My two daughters, from a very young age, have always wanted to hear stories about when I was a kid. Since this has usually been the equivalent of bedtime stories for them, I’ve had a motivation to mine the depths of my memories, looking for any nugget that could be brought up and spun intoContinue reading “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding!”