Category Archives: My Family


A number of veterans in my family: older brother, a few uncles, and even a niece served in the Coast Guard. My father is pictured, right.

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Sounders 2-1

The young miss and I ferried to Seattle to watch our first Sounders game. Not an MLS contest, but a CONCACAF Champions League match against a team from Tegucigalpa, Honduras–CD Olimpia. The whole late afternoon and evening was magical in … Continue reading

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Good-byes and Busy

Light live blogging ahead. The family’s westward expansion begins tomorrow. There are three daily posts in the active series: Laudato Si’, Dives in Misericordiae, and the month of Saint Ignatius–these are written and scheduled for the next five mornings. While … Continue reading

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Knocked off a twelve-hour day today on top of ten yesterday. That title I feel deeply. But after a shower and fresh clothes tonight and a loaded trailer (thanks to friends stopping by throughout the day) I’m nearly horizontal now … Continue reading

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Notice the floor plan of the trailer sitting at the end of my driveway next to the house, right. lol. My friend Dan commented about “playing tetris” with the boxes of various sizes. Thanks to some muscle from him and … Continue reading

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Tales From The Money Pit

I never liked the Tom Hanks/Shelley Long farce. Even before I bought my first house. I don’t like when misfortune piles up on the unsuspecting. I thought today was going to be a simple day. Long day, but simple. Took … Continue reading

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7,091 Days

One of the affectionate banters I share with my wife is over “anniversaries.” She tracks them monthly, and from 27 February 1996, I’ve suggested “mundiversary” instead. It doesn’t stick. She had a long, rough day yesterday packing and cleaning and … Continue reading

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