Connecting With Cousins

So, about that recent visit to Veronica’s extended family? Sure, we had some challenges. But there was an awful lot of good. It’s a trip we’ve taken just about every year since our kids were very young. The house is always overflowing with kids, presents and food. The kids all play together, but Ryan was […]

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Well, There Was This

Happy Labor Day everyone. Just a short post for today as I suspect most people are staying as far away from their typically connected-all-the-time lives as possible. I know I am. If you’ve been reading here for a while, you may have picked up that as much as I love hockey, I am also more […]

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Grand Adventures, Part 2

<– If you haven’t yet, please read Part 1 Apologies for the cliff-hanger with Part 1. I’m not a huge fan of the “To Be Continued” either, but I was running out of time to finish up the post and I didn’t want to skimp on the details. It’s the details that matter most — […]

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Grand Adventures, Part 1

On the first full day of his life, I held a swaddled Ryan and rocked him for three-plus hours while I watched a college football game. Not just any college football game. A Michigan game. My school. My team. The school I was already dreaming of seeing Ryan attend. Maybe, just maybe, I dreamed of […]

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