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A Tree Tradition

Back when I was around 9 years old, we observed a unique way of decorating Christmas trees. I seem to recall that a male friend of my mom’s chose to adorn his tree primarily with playing cards. I can’t recall if he had an ace at the top or another card, or something else for…
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Tales Of “Mr. Sniff”

As Becca and the kids were headed out the door for school Wednesday morning, I made the mistake of mentioning that I was my turn to write the blog for the newspaper. Right away, Grace insisted I make her the focal point, and Zach interjected with a plea that it was his turn to be…
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Prime Performer

If my 11-year-old daughter, Grace, could pick an ideal day, this past Friday would like merit strong consideration. Regular readers of this blog are likely already aware of this, but for those who aren’t: Grace enjoys being the center of attention. All the signs were there when she was a baby. Either Becca or me…
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Football Follies

As I’ve written before, my 9-year-old son Zach has really developed an interest in the game Madden ’17, and likes to play it on his Xbox 360 either by himself with me. We have some pretty good battles together and both enjoy “Madden” quite a bit, although some fairly odd things you’d likely never see…
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Dance The Night Away

I’ve heard a number of wonderful stories over the years about folks going out for a night of dancing at Worthington’s Coliseum, which closed not long after I moved here in 2001 (Sadly, I never went there.). Clearly, many people made unforgettable memories at the place, and it’s terrific to hear folks share fond recollections…
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