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Tee Time

The Hoods are a golfing family. Nearly all of them play and have since forever. They play for fun, they take golfing vacations, and even Jeff’s 83-year-young dad still plays several times a week — and doesn’t plan to quit anytime soon. The Martins, on the other hand, are not a golfing family. I didn’t […]

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We can’t remember the last time we had weather this nice, for this many days in a row. Which means lots and lots of front yard baseball. When they start the game they don’t yell, “work ball.”  They say, “PLAY ball”.

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Most days the Timehop app brings a smile to my face and an “I remember THAT!” thought to my mind. Today it brought a sad smile and a sizable sigh. Four years ago today, I wrote this. Reading it again today, for likely the first time since I wrote it, was a little painful. As […]

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Life moves quickly. Babies grow up in the blink of an eye and each year flies faster than the last. But it IS possible to slow down, if only for a few hours. Sometimes slowing down looks like a boy and his fishin’ pole. Slowing down looks like a Daddy passing a lifetime of his […]

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Boy on the Run

We ran our first mile together a few months ago and registered for the Kid’s Hogeye Marathon. The race has kids log 25.2 miles leading up to race day and they run that final mile on the course — for a full marathon in total. He’s been talking about it for weeks and has been […]

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