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  • Fly Fishing In Yellowstone National Park: Quick
    on Jul 20, 2015
    Fly Fishing In Yellowstone National Park: Quick...
  • Watershed
    on May 6, 2014
    When you are backpacking, canoeing, or back-country skiing, your trips sometimes take you to a divide that marks the boundary between watersheds. When you are right there at the apex, a short distance in any direction can lead you down a path that is...
  • A Different Spring
    on May 2, 2014
    For the first time in 14 years, I'm not sitting in the cold, sleet, or rain watching my son play baseball. There are no score-sheets to fill out, no statistics to calculate, and no walks through mud and wet grass to get to the field. I'm not sitting...
  • Ramblings on Dad and Being a Dad
    on Feb 15, 2014
    When you are 17 and in your senior year of high school, certain things take on added meaning.  A few weeks ago, when Tyler’s basketball team played their arch rival, he tweeted “People don’t realize how bittersweet events like that game ar...
  • New Sign of Autumn
    on Oct 8, 2013
    For the last 4 years, we can tell when it is autumn by the sound in our neighborhood.  Sandhill Cranes visit our yards and their trumpeting is heard most early mornings.  There is nothing like waking up to that pre-historic sound wafting th...
  • First Official Acceptance
    on Sep 21, 2013
    Tyler just received his first official college acceptance letter.  It is from Milwaukee School of Engineering and includes a $48,000 merit scholarship.MSOE  ranked #10 in US News Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs...
  • Northwestern University
    on Jul 21, 2013
    Norris University Center - Northwestern UniversityOutside the NU LibraryTouring the grounds, Northwestern UniversityNike Town - Michigan Ave., ChicagoGarret's Popcorn Shop - Michigan Ave., Chicago...
  • Road Trip Coming Up
    on Jun 29, 2013
    Tyler and I will be heading to Minneapolis in a couple of weeks to visit my parents.  On the way we'll be visiting Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tyler is narrowing down his college picks and will be sending ou...
  • Purdue University Visit
    on Apr 8, 2013
    Tyler and I just returned from a visit to Purdue.  Tyler really liked the campus and was impressed by the Computer/Electrical Engineering College.  We stayed at the Union Hotel which is on campus at the student union.  Tyler got a chan...
  • Zach Heads off to Spring Training
    on Feb 22, 2013
    Zach left for the Washington National's spring training camp in Viera, Florida last night.  He is riding down with Shane McCatty, a pitcher in the National's organization.  Shane's father Steve, is the pitching coach for the Nationals. &nbs...
  • on Feb 12, 2013
    Tyler Qualifies for BPA StatesTyler recently qualified for the state Business Professionals of America competition.  He placed in the Visual Basic .Net category at the regional leadership convention.  The "states" will be held over four day...
  • on Dec 19, 2012 in Parenting
    Break TimeToday is Tyler's last day of school for this semester.  Monday was Zach's.  Mine is Friday.  Then we'll have over a week with no homework and only a little basketball.  Time for a little rest and relaxation.  It wil...
  • Tyler Visits Notre Dame University
    on Aug 1, 2012 in Baseball
    On Friday, July 27th, Tyler took a tour of the Notre Dame campus.  Saturday, he played at Goshen College and Sunday on Notre Dame's field.Tyler, Kyle, and Shawn at Notre Dame's Eck Visitor Center and the Bookstore. Batting at Goshen CollegeWa...
  • Last week of Baseball 2012
    on Jul 23, 2012 in Baseball
    The final 5 games of the 2012 Rebel season are this week.  All will be played near South Bend, Indiana in a showcase tournament. The final game on Sunday, will be at Notre Dame's stadium. Tyler has had a busy month, playing in the AABC District...
  • Study Predicts Imminent, Irreversible Planetary Collapse
    on Jun 8, 2012
    “My colleagues who study climate-induced changes through the earth’s history are more than pretty worried. In fact, some are terrified.”  - Arne MooersStudy Predicts Collapse...
  • Mean Guy
    on Apr 18, 2012 in Baseball
    Look out! I suggest you try not to hit to the left side.You WILL be out.
  • Ever Seen a Glacier?In the late winter and spring of 1975, I was trying to decide where to go for a vacation that summer. I liked canoeing and camping, and thought about a trip to Florida's Everglades National Park. I was also interested in the Rocky Mountains of Colora...
  • One Week of Leisure
    on Mar 5, 2012 in Parenting
    There is a one week lull between the end of Tyler's basketball season, and the start of the baseball season. This is the week, March 5 - 9.  Last week there were 2 basketball games, 2 band concerts, a counselor meeting, and a baseball practice.&...