Month: March 2010

  • A Date With My Mother-In-Law

    I love my mother-in-law. Sometimes I actually feel like I get along better with her than my own wife does. Today, my wife spent the day with a friend and I was left to chill with Carolyn. We went up to Barr Lake State Park just northeast of Denver in hopes of catching some good…

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  • The Smoothest Plane Ride Ever

    I flew to Syracuse, NY yesterday morning to do my juggling presentation for the Upward program at North Syracuse Baptist Church. I woke up around 4:45am to catch my early flight, so I figured I could catch some zzzz’s on the plane to New York. I boarded the second leg of my trip (Philadelphia to…

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  • The Idiot’s Garden

    Sarah and I have officially started our very first garden – ever. And we have absolutely no idea what we’re doing. I figure we can learn by trial and error and lots of phone calls to Grandma (who has a fabulous garden). I had already cleared an area in the backyard and we have been…

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  • The Comfortable Funky Tree

    Sarah and I found this tree at a quiet park south of Richmond and near the centuries-old “Citie of Henricus”. I wonder how many people have stopped to enjoy the hammock feeling of this unique natural wonder.

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  • The Evolution of The Master Bedroom

    Here are some BEFORE, MIDDLE, and AFTER shots (in reverse order above, so the bottom picture is “before”, and so on) of the master bedroom in the new 85-year-old house Sarah and I bought last June. It’s been fun working on it. This is the first major room completion, and it now gives Sarah hope…

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