Category Archives: Blogging

2nd 5 Things I’m Doing Differently For Hockey This Year

As this is my 3rd year, I’m changing things up a bit, you know, trying to evolve into a superior hockey-parent. It’s not easy, but what’s life without a little challenge? So, the first 5 were yesterday. Let us continue… … Continue reading

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Oregon Preamble

So, what’s the perfect vacation for an introvert, a writerly introvert at that? Reading a book in the sun? Exploring an underground ruin with a flashlight taped to my head? A week in the basement playing World of Tanks or … Continue reading

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Wet and Wild Waterslides

Think you’re not getting old? Try a day at the waterslides. Or half a day. In an effort to make the summer of 2015, the bestestest summer of all time, we embarked on a day at the water park. Cultus … Continue reading

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The Biggest Danger of Camping

For most people, the biggest danger of camping is bears or falling trees or if you’re a teenager, some ax-wielding madman in a hockey mask. For me, the biggest danger has to be that I’m out in the wilderness and … Continue reading

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The Great Camping Trip of 2015

Ok, let’s be clear. It wasn’t really hard-core camping. We weren’t going to have to sleep in tents. We didn’t have to hunt squirrels and cook them on an open fire with sticks. We didn’t have to poop in the woods … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream – Stepdad Adventures

I had a dream last night. A happy, wonderful dream. I dreamed that the boys listened to every word I said like I was Moses preaching from Mt Sinai. Or Spongebob talking about poop. “Joe, Tell us, again, how WW2 started … Continue reading

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Stepdad Adventures – Destroy it and they will come

Getting the boys away from their video games and You Tube movies is like yanking a fly off of flypaper after it’s been embedded in amber. So it was, very much to my surprise, that something odd happened on the … Continue reading

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