Live Like You Are Dyin’ – Five Days With a Dying Man

img_20161110_182955374It’s a Tim McGraw Country song. Yes, after meeting Jessica I learned to tolerate (and even like) some Country music. I’m very open minded that way. The lyrics are at the end of this post for those of you who may not have heard it.

I’m here in Florida for a conference. It’s one that was postponed due to it falling on the same weekend that the hurricane hit last month. To be honest, I make it a point to come to this conference every year so that I have a good excuse to visit with my family friends, the Lees. Their son, Lorin was my best friend growing up and they were like a second family to me during my childhood. Lorin died a little over two years ago and that prompted me to rekindle my relationship with his parents. Of course, I’m all “grown up” now, and over this time we have become good friends. [Read more…]

Screw You, Social Media!

1R2A3894_DxOSo, in the past few months, we’ve had the Elections (It seems as though we haven’t finished talking about the last ones, and yet, here we are).

In the past few days, we’ve had Milwaukee showing its ugly side.

And for as long as I can remember, social media has turned to a hotbed of vitriol, trolling and, well, disrespect, in general. [Read more…]

We Are Licensed!

Thanks to the wonderful people at Children’s Hospital who worked and guided us through the process, as well as allowed for it to happen despite the fact that the attic is not done. We are now officially licensed foster parents.

This has been a goal of ours since before moving to Wisconsin and a goal of Jessica’s since before I met her. Without a doubt, our family dynamic is going to be changing but we couldn’t be happier.

That’s it. Shortest post ever.

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