How I spent my summer vacation

I know. Unofficially, summer just started and, by the calendar, it’s still a couple weeks away. But to celebrate our 30th anniversary, my wife and I (and kids) just spent two weeks at our favorite place on earth:

We returned last week from what is our third family trip to “the Big Island.” We’ve […]

30 years of being the luckiest

Thirty years ago today, my wife and I got married. And while we’re spending family time in our favorite spot on earth, I defer to someone far more artistic with words to express my thoughts:


What did we put in their food?

We have reached another of those events that occur two to three times a year — all three daughters are home together for a bit. As we (and the dogs) adjust to the increased activity and volume I was struck by something they share. Each of them is working in projects that fall within the […]

Empty nesting again

Each year I become more convinced time goes more rapidly. That was confirmed again this morning when the youngest and middle daughter headed back to college. Although middle daughter worked in Pierre during the summer, it seems like it was just two or three weeks ago youngest daughter got home for the summer.

They took […]

29 years — and still counting

Today marks the one thing I’ve done longer than anything else in my life. Twenty-nine years ago I cemented the best decision I ever made and married my wife, Kathy. Although I don’t think either of us is surprised we’re still together, I still wonder at times how she’s managed to put up with me […]