Grief, Wheels and Joy

August 29, 2016 — 18 Comments

Thanks to each of you who took the time to leave a comment on Friday after my post about Bennan’s death. Thanks especially to those who shared some of your own stories; it was a privilege to share your experiences.

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A Seat in the Circle.

August 26, 2016 — 47 Comments

If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you probably know that Steve is on the board of Dare Challenge, a faith-based, drug/alcohol rehab center. He used to have substance abuse issues and as a result, he has a tender heart for people struggling in that area.  He also teaches at Dare Challenge every Thursday morning and does one-on-one mentoring; in the process, he has become close to many of the men.

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Who’s Counting?

August 22, 2016 — 52 Comments

Tomorrow is Sarah’s 21st birthday!  

Not only is it a landmark birthday, it is also the first birthday that will not be spent with her family.  (She had decided she wanted to spend the first three weeks at college with no visits–she’ll come home over Labor Day.)

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A Car. And Calage.

August 19, 2016 — 74 Comments

There are just two men on the planet who have seen me at my worst.

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One Sarah To Go

August 17, 2016 — 46 Comments

Although I usually do only two posts a week, so many of you have been interested in Sarah’s first day of college that I didn’t want you to have to wait until Friday for the whole story.  Am I not such a nice blogger?

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Smithellaneous Love

August 16, 2016 — 24 Comments

I’m working on a longer post for tomorrow that will tell you all about our experiences yesterday.  But I just wanted to let you that Sarah is all settled in and doing well. We had a few tears throughout the day, but that was to be expected.

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Strong Enough

August 15, 2016 — 65 Comments

On this eve of my daughter’s leaving, I am listening.

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Think Big. Dream Big.

August 12, 2016 — 31 Comments

If you would like Sarah’s college address, e-mail me at  Thanks!
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