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Run away and join the circus

Thirty seconds into watching a grown man wearing a bedazzled leotard juggle a coffee table with his feet and my middle son decided that geology wasn’t the path for him, he was destined to join the circus. There is no more finely tuned money trap in existence than the traveling circus. Soda pop, four dollars. Snow cone, six dollars. Inflatable unicorn on

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Happy Fathers Day

Father’s Day is exactly what you make of it, just like any other day. I told myself that this morning when I woke up and could feel the devil dragging me down. I was sluggish and grumpy. The kids were fighting, my wife was at work and I didn’t feel like doing much of anything. This is the every day

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Magic coin

When I was twelve years old, I bought a treasure chest at a garage sale. It was actually an old jewelry box, but it looks exactly like a tiny treasure chest. To my twelve year old self it was quite possibly the coolest thing in the world and I used it to hold my coin collection. Fast forward twenty some

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Fur babies

Our first baby stood about two and a half feet tall. She was covered in thick black fur and she had doting brown eyes that begged for nothing in the world other than to be loved. She was a rescue pup and we adopted her just a day or two after the rescue center had her spayed. My wife, who

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Thank Thanos

His lust for power was overwhelming, an all consuming single mindedness that was steadily driving him to the brink of madness. He was a fire that would not die until he had burned everything in his path. The toddler’s reign of terror would not end until he had regained the infinity stones. Recently, my three boys earned the toy level

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Treasure Hunters

We wandered high above the valley where the wind roars like a dragon and scares time into standing still. We braved those winds and walked the plains in search of treasure. We went rock hounding. On our recent trip to Thermopolis my wife bought my middle son this amazing rock at the dinosaur museum. I don’t know what kind of rock

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Thunder Back

For me, music has always been something of a spiritual experience. The listening to and the writing of, the connections made and the emotions shared. It speaks the language of eternity, unencumbered with the notion of death and unafraid of life. It is lizard brain and meta consciousness. From Bach to Bowie, from Willie to Whiz Khalifa, music is transcendent.

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