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Category Archive: Hearth and Home

Jul 30 2017

Dog Days of Summer Indeed…

It’s been a long week in Washington, D.C., so I simply share this video clip as a way to remember what’s really important…..

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Jul 04 2017

Happy 4th of July

Here we are on the 4th with sparklers lite and flash powder booming in our alley and we are well on our way to celebrating our nation’s independence. While the actual declaration documents were signed on July 2nd, 1776, the form of communications in that century were more focused on public forums and the first …

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Jun 18 2017

Taking the Time to Celebrate Dads

Everyone, including Cassie the wonder pup but excluding Leah living in Chicago, gathered to celebrate Don on Father’s Day today.  While I could be blogging on the statistics surround robocalling and call completion in rural markets, that will just have to wait for another day as we celebrate Dads everywhere for the work they do …

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May 24 2017

Midwestern Nice

My daughter Kelsey finished her first year of graduate school finals – nuclear weapon strategy and a lot of Milk Duds and Tootsie pops (and coffee) fueling her end to this busy spring semester. Given her break of a few days before she heads off to intern at an entity that coordinates complex military operations …

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May 14 2017


It may have taken nearly two years, but I finally made my way to New York City to see the Broadway sensation, Hamilton. I finally hit the point where I realized that the ticket prices weren’t really going to drop that much further and it was simply time. That coupled with a Mother’s Day adventure …

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Apr 15 2017

Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Age Like A Fine Wine?

Another spring, another birthday. Each one makes me realize how much I have to celebrate so I don’t even whine about the passing year or the higher level number I need to hit on the gym cross trainer when I enter in my vital stats before a workout. Speaking of whining/wining….Leah, my oldest, had given …

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