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What I Learned From My Daughter About Decision Making

She’s eleven years old and has been precocious for as long as I can remember. At five, she told us, “It’s time for me to start learning how to play violin.” At eight, she said, “Why can’t I have my own blog?” And now, at eleven, Claire — our oldest of three children — has…

Who Am I? Who I Am.

Next year, Denise and I will celebrate twenty years of marriage on July 1. That’s a score … both in terms of it becoming an awesome event (what a score!) as well as it demonstrating a group of twenty years (a more historical definition of score … think Abraham Lincoln). A couple of years into…

Dear Mister Dylan Benson, you are the Definition of Class

Dear Dylan (aka Mister Benson), You are the definition of class. To experience what you have — finding your wife prone, unconscious in the bathroom due to an irreparable cerebral hemorrhage — is heartbreaking. It is, perhaps, without words. But you are the definition of class. Recently married is one thing, but to know your…

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