Monthly Archives: April 2012

Now We Are One

Birthdays seem to come along every other decade when you’re young and have to listen to old people tell you that time goes by quicker and quicker as you age.  But then the year cycles and another candle burns.  Your … Continue reading

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On Earthquakes, Fires, Robbers, and Tornadoes

I grew up in earthquake country.  On the first day of Kindergarten in Mrs. Rogers’ Devonshire Elementary room, we practiced the ‘Drop’ drill where all the kids got down on the floor and held on to the backs of their … Continue reading

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Other People’s Birthdays and a Minnesota/Iowa Roadtrip

The end of May to mid-July were bitter times for me growing up.  All three of my siblings celebrated their birthdays during that time and I had to wait until October.  They all got presents and all I got was an … Continue reading

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On Growing Up as the World’s Worst Easter Basket/Egg Hunter: Ages 4, 2, 1, and 36

By the time I was four, my two year-old sister, Jean, was better at finding Easter baskets than I was. We’d wake up early and I’d knock her over as we ran down the hall.  We searched for our baskets.  I frantically … Continue reading

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Every Andy Needs an Ann

Little sisters are hard to get along with.  They want to play tag with you, but they’re slower because they’re younger.  Not to mention they’re girls. They want to play hide-and-seek, but only know three hiding places in the whole … Continue reading

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