Monthly Archives: January 2012

Just a matter of time

2579 days ago, my world crumbled faster than a cookie in Cookie Monster’s hands. Didn’t see it coming. Still shake my head at times about it. 26,832 hours, plus lots of help from family, friends, faith and counseling later, I … Continue reading

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The bells are ringing, Samuel (and it isn’t from your iPhone)

There are a few things I really needed to get used to when I┬álet the Country Boy into my life: mules hunting eating things taken while hunting scruffy beards giant trucks dirt roads leading to camps deep in the woods … Continue reading

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Another day, another dog

Maybe it was a case of the nerves (for both of us). Maybe he got into the stash of Coke I keep in the garage refrigerator when I wasn’t looking. Or maybe he sensed my trauma with my cousins’ lab … Continue reading

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It’s a dog eat Mom world

Day 1 of the Great Dog Experiment You know how people who don’t have kids get a dog and say something like, “maybe this will help us be ready for kids someday.” Yeah, I have kids and they didn’t really … Continue reading

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New addition (or: What was I thinking…)

Meet Riley. He’s a 5 1/2 year old yellow lab from a nice family on the west side of Cleveland. They love Riley and trained him to be a great dog. It shows. This pup doesn’t jump on people, chew … Continue reading

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Acquitted

I’m free (or maybe I should say free-ish). In the two and a half days since posting about my guilt, I’ve received a few emails and a phone call from my Mom with the same sentiment – “get over it”. … Continue reading

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Pleading guilty

No one told me about the guilt. Before I had kids, there was only talk about the late night feedings, the dirty diapers, and terrible two’s when people spoke of the cons of parenthood. There may have been some mention … Continue reading

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