November 8, 2018
So I just had my birthday. It was the big one. I guess I’m no longer a kid, at least physically. That’s right, I turned the big 40. I guess it’s time to start thinking about retirement and senior care arrangements about now.
OK, not really. After all, I don’t really plan on ever even growing up. Just ask my wife. But in honor of another year, my sister asked for a list of gift ideas for both my birthday and Christmas. I finally sent a couple of ideas almost a week later. Sure, life is busy. But I was also struggling to come up with anything that I really needed or wanted.
And with that, here we go right on into the Spending Season……. I mean the Christmas Season. Read the rest of this entry »
September 20, 2018
As promised in an earlier blog, here it is. The big scoop. The source of excitement. The opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
Many years ago at Scout camp, I learned to sail a small boat and I really enjoyed it.
Fast forward a few too many years and I was gifted a very small sailboat by a camp that didn’t want it any more. Before I could get it back to ship-shape (see what I did there?), we decided to move back to South Dakota. With the move and a new child, I handed the boat off to another family before I was able to get it on the water.
Quite a few more years down the road, and I was presented with an opportunity to buy a sailboat that a camp in Iowa didn’t want any more. And so, I am now the proud owner of my very own 16-foot sailboat. I’m excited! Read the rest of this entry »
June 1, 2015
While attending a recent family graduation party, conversation (as it almost always does) gravitated to fishing and hunting. Having grown up enjoying such outdoor pursuits, it really is a way of life for me. My wife on the other hand – not so much. In our bantering over the subject, I tried my best to convince her (still working on that) that fishing and hunting are actually a good deal, especially since they bring home free food.
I have to admit that, after a slight pause, we all laughed at that. Read the rest of this entry »