Missing What’s Right in Front of Us

We attended a Twins baseball game and a 10 year old-ish kid was sitting in front of me.  He “watched” almost the entire game on his phone.  He tracked the game on a Major League Baseball app that shows all kinds of information and stats about the game — that was right in front of…

It’s Tough Being Three

There are a couple phrases I’ve used.  The first is what I’ve been telling my three year old granddaughter – “It’s tough being three.”  For those that think it’s the “Terrible Two’s” haven’t had a three year old.  They are much more independent, have better language skills, know exactly what they want and don’t want,…

Bike Trip

My brother and I bought road bikes that were our main transportation in high school.  But we also put on a bunch of trip miles one summer.  We biked to a church camp and were too tired to bike all the way home.   I remember that Dad was busy and wasn’t very pleased about having to pick us…

Elementary School Days

My education doesn’t actually stretch back to a sod building or a one-room schoolhouse but it seems long ago. Here are a few random memories of my Elementary School Days: It was a privilege to smack the chalkboard erasers after school. The long ones made a lot more noise than the small black ones. I…