Category «Family»

Flag Day for Uncle Jim

Had the most interesting Flag Day of my life today. As “holidays” go, Flag Day is pretty tame. But every year, I put my flag out on June 14 to show respect for this great symbol of our country and its history. This year, I actually did something. This story starts back on a spring …

racquetball’s the same after 20 years

My wife and I celebrated 20 years of marriage last week. It was actually pretty low key, but we did manage to go out to dinner together, just the two of us. What’s even more cool is that we played racquetball this week. You know when you have those times when you’re doing something nice …

broken family, but successful anyway

I’ve been paying a bit of attention to the Archdiocese of New Orleans since my trip there last month. And I just read an article written by Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes titled “Children need married parents“; his conclusions are just plain wrong. First, here’s a quote from the article: “It is now clear from social …

having a great season!

What a season. We seem to be busier than ever this year. Deer hunting was quite fun this year with my daughter. It was the first time she carried a firearm. She didn’t shoot. I got a few shots off, but they were about 140 yards away and moving too fast. So, no deer this …

all set to go

Just got done packing the Explorer in preparation for the annual hunting trip. My family has been hunting whitetail deer in Marinette County, Wisconsin for decades. It’s a pretty solid tradition; every year, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, my dad and his brothers converge at the hunting cabin in the woods near Beecher. My brother …

vacation on the left coast

Well, I’m finally writing about our family vacation. First of all, I took two weeks off from my job as web developer at St. Norbert College. This was the first two-week vacation I can ever remember taking. It was very nice! We left town on Friday, March 17 and flew from Green Bay to Los …