I was listening to my favorite radio show this morning, Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd, and he mentioned that he had gone fishing in Wyoming over the weekend. For the rest of the ride home, I thought about my favorite fishing memory and how much it meant to me, still means to me. I grew up spending my summers on the water with my grandfather. I have many fond memories of jumping off the dock with my cousins, crabbing with Granddad (the subject of my first book), and going fishing. Often, my father would join us if it wasn’t a weekday or if he and mom had taken off from work and were down at Grandma’s with us for a few days. Fishing was a past time that we all enjoyed, and I still enjoy it today. Read more
Laughing Through Life
So many families go out to dinner together and enjoy a nice, quiet evening. The children are seen and not heard as the adults converse over neat and tidy cocktails. They enjoy their meal with impeccable manners, and come and go quietly and politely. Let’s just get something straight – that is not my family. It isn’t that my family doesn’t have manners or that they don’t know how to act. In fact, when necessary (for example, in Church), they behave just fine. But the truth is that we like being together, we enjoy those times that we can share a special evening together, and we definitely let loose and have a good time. Read more
On the Road Again
Have you ever taken a long road trip with your family? Movies and television shows always portray these trips as the absolute worst kind of torture a family can inflict upon itself. Sure, everyone can get irritated with other, and someone always falls asleep and wakes up cranky, but there’s a lot to be said for spending time together in a small space with nobody to talk to but each other. Read more
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