Archive for November, 2012

My friend Shelly started a blog a few weeks ago, and she already has more regular readers than we do. But ’tis the season to be jolly, so I won’t be jealous. Instead, I’ll introduce you to her writing. Here Shelly shares a holiday tradition that’s become important to her family. *** Reading Our Way more »

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This last Saturday, Ohio State defeated Michigan by a score of 26-21. As OSU fans will surely point out, that makes it 366 days since the Wolverines last beat the Buckeyes in football (such counters were particularly popular around Columbus during Ohio State’s 7 straight victories from 2004-2010). The Game is an annual tradition well-known more »

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Stitched

When you live with a 2 year-old and a 5 year-old, arriving home to the sound of tears is actually pretty common, but I usually can’t hear said tears from several houses down. This particular Thursday evening was different. When my daughter Maggie and I approached our front gate, we found quite a scene. My more »

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The Generosity Challenge

The work day had not gone quite as planned. I though I’d leave the suburbs in time to pick my daughter up at daycare, grab Sam from the neighbor’s, and have supper started before Cliff walked in the door. But my meetings went long and the traffic on the Eisenhower was particularly hellish. And I, more »

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We had a long week, a few weeks ago. Nothing was wrong, or even bad. Just long. It started with me taking a red eye flight back to Chicago after a work trip in Phoenix. To this state of mind-numb tiredness, we added a weekend with family, runny noses, presidential campaign politics, ongoing potty training, more »

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