20 years ago Teresa and I got married. It was a beautiful, if a bit warm, October day at Lake Pleasant (just north of Phoenix) and I was a nervous wreck. I wasn’t nervous about marrying Teresa, there was never… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Tilling the Soil

    Over the last several weeks I’ve spent a lot of time learning about gardening. I took some online classes about the subject, read some articles and books and racked my brain trying to remember what Teresa did each year when… Read More ›

  • Cleaning the Slate

    In my last post about memories I mentioned at the beginning that I was debating on hiring a cleaning service but was having trouble justifying the cost, and I wanted to delve into that thought a bit more so that… Read More ›

  • Memories

    Teresa was the only one who knew what it was like to give birth to our two kids. Teresa was the only one who knew what it was like to be the mother of our two kids. Teresa was the… Read More ›

  • Maybe

    A few years back I took my oldest son out one night to try to see a comet. We stared at the sky for a long time trying to see it. At times we tried to convince ourselves that we… Read More ›

  • A 2019 Letter

    It’s hard to know where to begin with this one. I normally write a Christmas letter each year and send it out along with pictures, etc to family and friends but 2019 has not been normal. On November 1, 2019… Read More ›

  • Eastward Bound – The Rest of the Story

    Tuesday 8/14/2014 06:18 p.m. – With the disappointment of the pear jam fiasco draped across my shoulders like a buffalo hide across a buffalo, my spirits were briefly uplifted as I heard tell of a pear jam festival happening in… Read More ›

  • Eastward Bound – Days 4 & 5

    Sunday 8/12/2018 7:32 a.m. – We found it most difficult to wake up this morning due to having one of the heartiest of dinners last night. The food was all very good though I’m still not certain what I was… Read More ›

  • Eastward Bound – Days 2 & 3

    Fri. 8/10/2018 6:08 a.m. – We settled in amongst a group of campers last night thinking we would be safer if our numbers were greater. The group was quite welcoming but a little quirky as they were quite adamant that… Read More ›

  • Eastward Bound!

    Wed. 8/8/2018 It is with great pleasure that I begin this journal to record our journey east to the wilderness alternatively called Jellystone or Yellowstone. Admittedly, I, at first, didn’t quite understand why we wanted to risk life and limb… Read More ›