Category Archives: Childhood

I used to be young and thin (photo essay)

I was a skinny kid when I was growing up. I was a skinny 8th grader A skinny junior in high school A skinny senior A skinny runner I was skinny when I was trying to look cool I was … Continue reading

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I am not a Republican. I do, however, like elephants.

I was raised a Presbyterian.  My mom said we started off Baptist, but switched at my father’s request.  She said at one time, he was very active in church.  I remember going every Sunday to church and Sunday School until … Continue reading

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I don’t get mad very often…

INFP’s have a profound sense of idealism that comes from a strong personal sense of right and wrong.  INFPs are flexible and laid-back, until one of their values is violated.  In the face of their value system being threatened, INFPs … Continue reading

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Basketball Jones

I hate basketball. I have never liked it. The first time I became aware of it was as a child.  I remember watching my first game one Saturday on television.  I watched one team go score a basket and it was 2-0. … Continue reading

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Awards Housekeeping: Liebster and Sunshine

First of all I would like to apologize to several people: Sam at Musings Rey at Life is a Beach LC at lcsoup’s walk today Chocolis at Mum’s-A-Musing and Jenn at Jenn Lost in Chaos Each of those people nominated … Continue reading

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Daydreaming

In case you hadn’t heard, I am an INFP.  We are often in our own little worlds inside of our heads. One day when I was in elementary school, I was off in one of those little worlds, when the … Continue reading

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Ichabod Crane

One of my favorite things to do right now is tease my wife that I want to name our son Ichabod Crane.  (Unless she is reading this right now, and in that case I am completely serious.)  Despite the fact … Continue reading

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The Melon Collies

I’m really forcing myself to write something upbeat today.  I have a severe case of The Melon Collies today. When my brother and sisters were younger, my mother wasn’t happy with the names we called each other.  She hated that … Continue reading

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I never used to be afraid of dying

I never used to be afraid of dying, but now it’s about all I worry about. I was never a normal child.  I didn’t fear death, I didn’t understand people who shut down completely when someone they knew died.  I … Continue reading

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Boy or Girl?

I must confess that I am getting rather anxious about Thursday when we find out if the baby is a boy or a girl.  My wife desperately wants a girl, and I kinda prefer one too.  So we are pretty … Continue reading

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