Author Archives: Greg

Back With Old Friends, er…Characters

This week I have been running later than usual getting out of the house. Either Marlo was sick, or I wanted to keep checking the sprinklers, or wanting to catch up on mail, all before hopping on the Vespa. I … Continue reading

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The Importance of How You See Things

So much of my day revolves around how I see things. I was driving on the Vespa to the train this morning and I am thinking about my timing and where in the bus stop route I will get stopped. … Continue reading

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Being blocked and cleaning up the attic on my anniversary

I don’t know what it is but I feel like something is blocking my ability to focus on the issues of the day. In this case, focus on my 16th wedding anniversary today, and finding the beauty in this momentous … Continue reading

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Missing the Crew

Yesterday was the nicest day of the year, and today is even better. So warm and sunny, it was registering 78 degrees in the car thermometer. You guessed it, I was not on the 649 today. I was on my … Continue reading

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“Write me two pages about the iPod”

This morning Gregory came in and asked if he could take the lesser of his two capable old iPhones to school. He made the same request last night and I said “No.”  Today, after 1.5 cups of coffee, I was … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

It is 40 degrees this morning, which is warm compared to what it has been, yet it is gray outside making it all seem colder.  As I ride on the train this morning and look our the window, I can … Continue reading

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World Peace Starts At Home

I don’t know if this is entirely true, but I think that it must be. How could it not?  World peace starts in your own world.  And for us, that world is at home. . As Kecia sit in bed … Continue reading

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The Prescription (afternoon edition)

I just got finished with an Easter weekend, and had a great time with my family in town.  I think my whole crew and I are missing the extended family terribly. Going to work today was more subdued, and did … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Jones’ Kids

The other day Gregory and I were having one of our frequent discussions about electronics.  This is probably the most discussed topic in our home.  At one point he mentioned how other kids have MacBook Pros with Retina displays, iPhone … Continue reading

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To Publish or Not To Publish

Good morning! I am thrilled to have put my blog on the web and now be considered published.  Funny word published, because all I did was put it out there so anyone could read it, if they found it.  Still … Continue reading

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Last blast of winter, no more blasting

I can’t believe that another winter storm has come through last night and is hanging on this morning. No school delays as it is more like a slurpie out here than snow. This last blast reminds me that we are … Continue reading

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Take One Action Per Day

If you’ve been reading this column, you have read lots about what I want to do, what I need to do, and my plans for doing those things.  It seems to me that I write about it every day, and … Continue reading

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Looking at the Year Ahead, Yet the Moment of Now is Lost

It seems without much trouble the year could get by us pretty quickly, without much planning or reflection, maybe without much direction as well.  I have been thinking how I want our times to be slower, to be more special, … Continue reading

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Special Afternoon Delight Edition

Today is the first workday of daylight savings, and I am riding home on the train and there is light outside.  Pretty nice. I ran much of the way to the train because I got caught on the phone with … Continue reading

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An Almost Spring Weekend (Snow, Sun, Fun)

It was a great weekend.  So much happened, so much variation, so much of what is good. Friday it snowed 9 or so inches.  I worked from home and the kids had a snow day.  It was a lot of … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude

I have been listening a lot to the homily from Msgr. Torgerson on the Happiness Project.  This has been a real gift for me to think of the lens of how we look through and see the world in either … Continue reading

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Train Stories

One of the reasons I started this blog was to capture the characters and moments that happen in this microcosm. Here’s a great one from long ago. 8/30/11 So I am taking the train home tonight. I am anxious to … Continue reading

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