Category Archives: Gratitude

I’m grateful for a great many things, but even then probably not enough.

Most excellent of kitties

Before we even had kids, there was Max. He joined us only a few months after Terhi and I were married, and lived seventeen of his eighteen years with us. Two weeks ago it was time to let him go. … Continue reading

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TITF: My parents

Things I’m Thankful For – Day Five: My parents The older I get the more brilliant my parents become. Not that I was ever one of those kids who thought their parents were out of touch and clueless, but now … Continue reading

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TITF: My wife

Things I’m Thankful For – Day Four: My wife How do you even begin to thank someone who had every chance to run away and didn’t? Who has seen me at my worst and still loves me? My wife been … Continue reading

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TITF: My children

Things I’m Thankful For – Day Three: My children How do you even begin to describe the space your children occupy in your life? How do you describe the combined weight of the pride, the fear, the joy, the frustration, … Continue reading

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TITF: Books

Things I’m Thankful For – Day Two: Books If music has been a powerful influence in my life, so have books. I was reading well before first grade (I never went to kindergarten), and books have been a source of … Continue reading

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TITF: Music

Things I’m Thankful For – Day One: Music Music has been, is, and likely always will be a major part of my life. I grew up with music around me constantly, and singing with the family was a given. I … Continue reading

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A most confusing paradox

Parenting. Never have I derived so much satisfaction from something I’m so terrible at. I really enjoy watching my kids grow and mature and begin showing signs of becoming competent adults. And I cringe whenever they display some negative behavior … Continue reading

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On the other hand

There’s so much political crud and negativity on my social media feeds lately I’m considering hiding some people until after the elections. My project at work seems to never end–and never get anywhere. On the other hand, life is very … Continue reading

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His yoke

Warning: Religious commentary, not for the “ain’t” of heart. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I’m not going to ask why you’re even coming here to read my posts on Christmas. But since you’re here, Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you’re having a wonderful day, regardless of your reasons for celebrating. Whether … Continue reading

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