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Directionally Challenged

I am directionally challenged.  ~Heather Piper It’s no secret that I have no sense of direction.  I never did and I probably never will.  I get lost, literally, in my own back yard.  I am worse when I am driving.  The sense of anxiety takes over me and I can’t think straight.  I don’t mind […]

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Chaperoning the Kiski Area Marching Band

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.  ~Ursula K. Le Guin Great job Kiski!  Everyone worked really hard and it showed.  I knew you guys could do it! Saturday, the Kiski Area Marching Band participated in the Bands of America competition […]

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Pittsburgh – Night Out in the Big City Vol. 1

Sometimes I make bad decisions.  ~Heather Piper It’s funny how a simple conversation with someone can bring back memories nearly forgotten.  Throughout my life, I’ve found myself in unusual situations, putting it mildly.  This story is certainly one of those but is one-hundred percent true.  This stuff cannot be made up! To this day, my […]

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Hunting: Our New York Adventure

You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.  ~Annie Proulx It never fails, my life is an adventure.  Sometimes it brings a smile, or in the case of my dad, it causes a lot of eye rolling.  This past weekend, dad and I were in Cortland, New […]

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Another Year Closer to Ryan

Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave, and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.  ~Alice Childress It has been thirteen years since I’ve last spoken to Ryan, at least in the physical sense.  It has been thirteen years since I’ve last seen him […]

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Enough Already!

And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.  ~Charles Dickens There are two topics that put me in shock and awe, and just plain old tick me off, the prisoner marine in Mexico and the release of a known army deserter at the cost of putting the entire world in […]

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Our Hunting Adventures … Pennsylvania – Green County

One eye sees, the other feels.  ~Paul Klee …Continued Our Hunting Adventures … New York Continued New York hunting always starts before Pennsylvania hunting, which increases our odds of filling the freezer with meat.  In Pennsylvania, the first day of buck is the first Monday after Thanksgiving.  The day of excitement!  Generally speaking, most schools […]

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Dog Gone Irony!

My little dog a heart-beat at my feet  ~Edith Wharton They always say when it rains it pours.  Sometimes that’s the case, it certainly was this past weekend, starting Friday morning. Let me set the stage.  I’ve been developing and organizing the Dog Gone! Scavenger Hunt all month, getting ready to launch our first Thrill […]

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Laughing About Nothing … Truck Horn!

A day without laughter is a day wasted.  ~Charlie Chaplin Kyle and I are back at it again, only because we have so much dashboard time and we make the most of it.  I know I’m the instigator, but I do love seeing Kyle use his imagination along with his strong personality to create these […]

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Memorial Day Tradition

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.  ~Anthony Brandt Every year since I can remember, my mom and I have been going to the cemeteries to plant flowers at the headstones of deceased family members.  Specifically, my mom’s parents and her grandparents.  Before my Aunt Katherine passed away, mom and […]

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Can You Hear Me?

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.  ~Ruth Carlisle It’s no secret that Kyle’s been one sick child, mostly having issues with his hearing and his ears.  From the time he was about six months old or a year till […]

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Blue Skies Dr. Jennifer (Smith) Galbraith

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world.  And normally he doesn’t know it.  ~Paulo Coelho Dr. Jennifer (Smith) Galbraith July 28, 1974 – August 27, 2013 Tragedy is no stranger to me and my family.  It has directly landed on us, suddenly, and […]

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