She’s In!

Catholic high schools in our area sent out their admissions decisions on February 18th. The day after, Kris received the big white envelope emblazoned with the words, You’re In! Inside the envelope was this folder, full of information on programs, scholarships, class lists, and much more. All of the “paperwork” is now online, so fillingContinue reading “She’s In!”


It has been many and many a day since I last wrote anything here. Much has happened in the time between. For me, the change in Presidential Administrations has altered my perspective. It is like a heavy stone has been lifted off my chest. My daughter Emily sent this GIF to our group chat onContinue reading “Struggling”

Joy (and sadness)

If you have never watched the Pixar movie, Inside Out, I would highly recommend it. It is entertaining and it provides an interesting lens for looking at our memories and the emotions associated with them. An unexpected twist in the plot of the movie comes when the character Joy realizes that some happy memories (representedContinue reading “Joy (and sadness)”


One of the benefits of having your kids grow up, (if you are lucky enough!) is that they bring their friends home and you get to know some very wonderful people. I have hosted many of my children’s friends over the years. Since we left the Air Force I have had the pleasure of watchingContinue reading “Hope!”

Halfway Through

It is hard for me to believe that Kris and I are at the mid point in our school year. It has been a wild ride this fall with all that is going on in the world around us. I need to step back and reflect on how it went. The beginning of the semesterContinue reading “Halfway Through”


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