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Grieving for Newton, CT December 14, 2012

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This morning, families all across the United States got their children ready for school, packed lunches (or gave them lunch money), walked them to the bus stop (or dropped them off), and otherwise went about their normal routine. This was just another school day for many families.

Tonight, however, there are families in Newton, CT that are grieving the loss of their children, along with several school officials, at the hands of a gunman. In a matter of hours, the national attention has shifted to the horrific acts of one man, and the countless lives that his actions have permanently altered. Having worked in Connecticut in recent years, and seeing the names of the various communities as part of my regular job, I can remember the people and places… vividly.

I’m grieving for Newton, CT.

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My Christmas Wish December 25, 2011

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Christmas, Family, Fear, Friends, Joy, Love, Relationships, Starbucks.
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Happiness and everything your heart desires, wherever that takes you.

Merry Christmas!

My Blogging Absence August 1, 2009

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An open letter to my friends, near and far, who keep up with me by reading this blog:

As anyone who’s read this blog regularly has long since noticed, I took an unplanned hiatus from blogging during the last 5 months. This wasn’t so much of an intentional thing as it was a matter of me not feeling particularly inspired to write. (more…)

Reading to Small Children April 22, 2008

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Yesterday, I saw a mother reading a story from children’s book to her young son. This reminded me of the hours I spent (and a few I didn’t) reading to my sons.

There are many fond memories I have of my sons’ childhoods. Reading to them is near the top of that list. (more…)

Twenty Years Ago April 14, 2008

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Twenty years ago, at this moment, my wife and I were wondering if sleep would ever come on this night. It had been an eventful day, a crazy evening, and every indication was that we were looking forward to a night that might not yield any sleep at all.

Twenty years ago, we were awaiting the birth of our first son. No other single event in my life has changed me the way becoming a father changed me, and for that, I am unbelievably grateful. I’m grateful for the things I’ve experienced, and grateful for who I’ve become as a result of becoming a dad.

Proof can be found here.