My Birthday Wish… Let Your Love Flow

Hey everyone… thanks so much for all the kind birthday greetings and wishes both in person and virtually. I always say, and trust me, I do always say this… all that matters in life are the people (and dogs… yes, and cats for the cat people out there) we love and those who love usContinue reading “My Birthday Wish… Let Your Love Flow”

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Songs of Hope And Sorrow: Party of One

I have loved Brandi Carlile’s music for a long time. Since the beginning. 2005 or 2006. She’s a sneaker wave. Out there, picking up momentum, rolling in. This year she’s finally getting some good recognition, having just won three Grammys. Her songwriting and incredible voice are both amazing. This one, Party of One, off ofContinue reading “Songs of Hope And Sorrow: Party of One”

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Fathers

I originally posted this in 2013, but thought it could use a re-post. Fathers JUNE 26, 2013 I started writing this on Father’s Day and was, as can happen, distracted by actual life events.  Visits from family and then traveling can do that.  I nearly forgot about this post until I noticed it idling there, the redContinue reading “Fathers”

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Eight Years

Eight years ago today a doctor walked into my hospital room and told me I had leukemia. Since then I’ve periodically asked a question of myself.  Not, as you might expect, why me, or even just why.  There is no why.  It was random, not predictable, and as far as we know not preventable.  ItContinue reading “Eight Years”

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Time to Get Out and Rake

I was sitting here at my dining room table yesterday looking out the sliding glass doors to my backyard like I’ve done countless times over the last five years.  It was a beautiful fall day in Illinois.  The sun shining, the air crisp, the leaves falling in cascades and covering the yard. I realized we’dContinue reading “Time to Get Out and Rake”

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You’re a Big Brother Now

Dear Sebastian… I don’t think the Grandmas have written in a long long time.  We’ve seen and spent time with you plenty, but have been so lame about writing anything here.  We thought it was time to remedy that.  So here goes… For six weeks now you’ve been a big brother.  Your little brother DominicContinue reading “You’re a Big Brother Now”

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Squishy Face

Dear Sebastian… Your Grandmas came over to your house the other night to visit with you for a little while.  Your Daddy and Grandma Tam went out to a movie and your Mommy and Grandma stayed home with you.  Before your Daddy and I went to the movie we were spending a little time withContinue reading “Squishy Face”

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Fun Through Photos

Dear Sebastian… We have spent a lot of fun time with you in the last few weeks.  Hanging out with you while your parents went on dates, watching you swim, going to your gym class graduation, visiting with you at Grandmas house, and having breakfast and dinner with you a few times.  It’s been soContinue reading “Fun Through Photos”

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No Disappearing Act

Dear Sebastian… Your Grandmas have been so busy in the last couple of weeks, a lot of time with you, that we haven’t had time to write anything.  We are so slow at this stuff sometimes.  We are going to have to write another catch-up post about all the fun stuff we’ve done… like hangingContinue reading “No Disappearing Act”

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Christmas in Illinois

Dear Sebastian… We had the best Christmas this year and it was all because of you.  Christmas is the time when a person should feel a lot of joy and enjoy a lot of warm family gatherings.  Because of you your Grandmas felt both of those things. We spent a lot of time over atContinue reading “Christmas in Illinois”

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Daddy’s Birthday

Dear Sebastian… It was your daddy’s birthday today. He turned 34. Doesn’t that seem old? It really isn’t though. Your daddy is still really young. Your mommy made your daddy a cake and your grandmas came over to help him celebrate. Birthdays are fun! After we ate the wonderful dinner your mommy made we allContinue reading “Daddy’s Birthday”

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Clowns and Hats and California

Dear Sebastian… Early in the month of November we went all the way to California to see your Great Grandparents, your Aunt Cathy, Uncle Clem, Uncle Don, and Cousins… Charles, Elizabeth, and Dave.  We flew all the way there so we could all have a party for your Great Grandpa Don who turned 80.  LivingContinue reading “Clowns and Hats and California”

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Swimming and the Goats

Dear Sebastian… Hi there Mr.  We had a really fun time with you the last few days.  We got to see you twice on Saturday.  We are really lucky. First we went to see you swim again.  You are such a great swimmer already.  Your Grandmas are really impressed with your skills.  Kind of amazingContinue reading “Swimming and the Goats”

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Hello Sebastian!

Dear Sebastian, This is the first post in your new blog.  You probably don’t know you have a blog now, but some day, when you’re older, you’ll know.  Right now blog is probably just a funny word you don’t understand.  That’s OK. Your Grandmas decided you needed your own space.  Or, I guess more accurately,Continue reading “Hello Sebastian!”

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