Category Archives: Proud Daddy

Eight Years Later

Way, way back in 2011, I wrote a story on the old blog entitled “I Get It Now.” It was my observation of our daughters growing up and becoming their own person. Eight years later, Elissa  (Jelly) is married for … Continue reading

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One More Use For An iPhone

Modern technology:  One, pregnant woman (our daughter) + One, doppler-ultrasound machine + One, baby in utero =  music to my ears. A recording of our granddaughter’s heartbeat. Jelly had her 24-week checkup today and recorded her physician listening to the … Continue reading

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Upping My Game

Sunday, I am taking Martha back to Megan, where she belongs. . . in Houston, TX. I swore I would never do it again, but I lied.  It will be a nice, Sunday drive, all 960miles of it. I’ll have … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter

One way to think about our lives is to break our years down into chapters.  Looking back, most of us will see happy chapters, sad chapters, challenging chapters and if we are honest, chapters we wish could have been left … Continue reading

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On Eschatological Urgency

Yesterday, blogging buddy David Kanigan posted Dad’s Favorite Song (29sec) It reminded me of conversations I have had with my parents, wife and our daughters.  Isn’t it interesting that sometimes we remember events with clarity, while others who were there have … Continue reading

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I Forget

I often forget to take time to relax and enjoy the simple things in life. It seems that I am always busy, but doing what? Today, I was reminded of how important and refreshing it is to take some time … Continue reading

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Selecting A Mate, Simplified​

One of my greatest accomplishments as a father was to have been able to send our daughters to Aquinas HS and have them sit in classrooms that had Barry Cook standing in the front. Now, years after their high school … Continue reading

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Fuel For The Day

This bit of wisdom was discovered upon returning our daughter back to Houston. Imagine the world if coffee just disappeared one day? Not pretty, right? Happy Monday Y’all.  

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And The Winners Are. . .

The total mileage for the 3-day journey was 2,237, but who’s counting? I’ll never do it again, but you’ve heard that before. The winners: The Most Boring Road: The stretch of road between Jacksonville, FL, and Mobile, Al is approximately 430 miles … Continue reading

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Ordered

Life is again ordered, at least temporarily. Megan and Martha are back in Houston. I am back in Aiken. A few stories will follow, but this may be one of my favorite pictures of the year. Martha, below, after her … Continue reading

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