“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


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    Life as I Know It

    Urban Trout Fishing with the Family

    The weather progressively warmed up as we rushed into the weekend and the southern wind held off just long enough for a Saturday morning trout fishing trip with my family. Luckily, our local trout waters are just a few minutes away from home this time of year thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s urban fishing initiative that stocks small city lakes in Kansas City and St. Louis with trout in the winter and bass and hybrid sunfish in the spring and summer. Our nine-year-old son reeled in the first fish of the day and I hooked a nice one right after. Before we wrapped up our scant two hours…

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    Lazy Summer Evenings

    Do you ever have one of those lazy summer evenings that just strike you as being special for absolutely no particular reason? Maybe it's the mere existence of a rare night with nowhere to be, perhaps it's a break in the weather, or maybe it's just a good meal off the grill and dinner together that makes these summer evenings so special. Friday was one of those nights.

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    Applesauce and Pizza Birthday Surprise

    Well, I am officially celebrating the last of my 40s and if last week’s birthday surprise is any indication of what’s to come I am so hammering down on the birthday brakes right here folks. The day was certainly one I won’t forget with a spectacular 2:30 a.m. start as my eight-year-old son woke up running a fever. A thermometer, a cool rag and a dose of Advil signaled the end of my sleep and the start of my day. Of course I had this whole fabulous day planned out, which was slated to start with brunch, end with dinner and contain some serious shopping in between. I was going…

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