August 22, 2015

Godspeed Collin. Hello Empty Nest.

It’s August 21, 2015 and we just dropped off Collin, our youngest at college. From the moment Kim told me in 1993 that she was pregnant to about 30 minutes ago, our lives have been intensely focused on trying to raise our boys into good human beings and guide them toward independence. With tears in […]

August 12, 2015

Church Coffee Sucks: A Self-Proclaimed Coffee Snob Politicking For Church Coffee Ministry

Friends: One thing that is critically important to a growing, healthy church? Coffee. That’s right, coffee. And I mean GOOD coffee. God’s house demands it. My friends, the time has come for us all to stand up and be delivered from coffee that is so revolting, just thinking about it makes you throw up in […]

August 9, 2015

Hitting .406

I just finished a wonderful baseball book, “Teammates” by David Halberstam. The baseball history and tidbits are fantastic in this book. It’s also a book about a dear friendship between Ted Williams (the only major league player to ever hit over .400), Dominic DiMaggio, John Pesky and Bobby Doerr. Of Ted Williams .406 season, Halberstam […]

August 6, 2015

A Funny Thing Happened At The Vet

File this under: Finding Humor In Every Day As I’m walking out of the vet, a gal is coming in with her poodle under her arm and an ENORMOUS freezer bag of what had to be stool samples (plural emphasized). I have to assume she misunderstood “bring in a stool sample” as a sample of […]

July 20, 2015

Dear Super Chatty Pilot …

Dear Super Chatty Pilot, Thanks for going on and on AND ON about how severely bumpy its going to get and wind gusts are going to top 100 mph and blah blah blah…. More difficulties and extreme challenges ahead and more blah… Oh yeah, segue into short story about plane maneuverability and worst case scenarios…. […]

June 7, 2015

Groupon Poupon

I was talking with a friend today who was frustrated after trying to use a Groupon right before it expired — and was treated poorly once the business knew he had a Groupon. I’ve noticed this as well. We bought a weekend at a bed and breakfast near Atwood Lake, OH. Here’s how the phone […]

January 16, 2014

Take Time

Take Time Take time to Think, It is the source of power. Take time to Play, It is the secret of youth. Take time to Read, It is the foundation of wisdom. Take time to Love and be Loved, It is a present. Take time to be Friendly, It is the road to happiness. Take […]

October 9, 2012

A Birthday Request

Dear Friend, I’m about to turn a year older. And hopefully, a little wiser. I saw this video and learned that almost a billion people on our planet still don’t have access to clean drinking water. Take a look at this short video which kind of brings this “home”. I’d like to do something about this. So this year, I’m giving up […]

April 21, 2011

Some Of My Favorite Quotes

Here are some of my favorite quotes: No man is poor who has a Godly mother. You could see the bright side of a plague. Call on God but row away from the rocks. Hunter S. Thompson Suck is non-linear. Maturity is knowing the difference between having something to say and just having to say […]

October 12, 2010

For One Day … (The Ausbury Blog)

For one day, I would like to…