Category Archives: Family

Lexi’s Eye Appointment

You and I go to the eye doctor and look at distant charts consisting of progressively smaller letters, voting for ONE or TWO. Since Lexi is physically 16 but mentally 2, she can’t really answer questions about the E on … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

On today’s customary train-spotting round trip, Lexi and I shared lament that 1) there was no train to see and 2) it is snowing. Lexi isn’t too much of a fan of cold and snow. Like so many of us … Continue reading

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Halloween 2020

After a customary cruise in the car with Lexi to to see if there are any trains, I took Zac and his pal out for the tricking and treating. Surely this year was different, with less than half the porch … Continue reading

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On Grant Imahara

I was sad to hear of Grant Imahara’s passing. Grant was perhaps best known for his work on Mythbusters as a master builder, brilliant engineer, and all around joyful guy. Social media is full of touching tributes and great stories … Continue reading

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Your Internet Prayer

Well… where to begin? Context helps, so here’s some: we’re in the middle of an escalating pandemic. We’re finally dealing with our deep issues of racism and injustice toward people of different skin tones. We’re watching the world economy do … Continue reading

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Family Update – February 2020

Almost exactly one year ago today, I wrote about our family’s journey with addiction and how we were helping Emily get the healing and recovery she desperately needed. You can read that post here. Now, a year later, I share … Continue reading

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Hospital Night Light

I took Mac to see his friend who’s recovering from surgery. While we were in his room, I noticed one of those hospital night lights. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s the night light that looks like a small furnace vent. Instead … Continue reading

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Bounce House!

Our first turns 15 today.  When she turned 13, I was shocked to suddenly become the parent of a teenager.  Several years later and I’m all in as the dad of a teen.  Lexi is, of course, a different kind … Continue reading

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PartridgeFamilyEsque

Both Emily and I graduated with Music degrees from Spring Arbor University.  In fact, we met in a class called Music Perspectives, which, for us, has the double meaning of seeing music from different perspectives and meeting our perspective spouses.  Well … Continue reading

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Emily’s Back

I’m so proud of Emily.  Two weeks ago we were there (boys/Emily’s parents) for her graduation ceremony.  Even in recovery she’s a straight-A student.  She worked hard, took advantage of every training and therapeutic opportunity, and put in the effort.  … Continue reading

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