No regrets

  I love my three daughters, and I have been working to spend more time with them.  It helps that they have started playing tennis.  My youngest daughter is still too young for tennis club, but she is old enough to hit some balls with her dad. I recently reserved a court and...
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Stuff my dad taught me – working hard is good

  My family moved to North Dakota during the oil boom of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.  My father and my uncles enjoyed working with their hands and playing in the outdoors.  Recreation generally involved a fishing pole or a hunting rifle.  These are common ND...
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Stuff my dad taught me – respect others

  My dad worked several different jobs over the years.  His years in law enforcement are second only to his time working construction.  Both can be very macho professions with plenty of testosterone to go around.  I grew up among men who carried guns or nail guns… or both. ...
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Stuff my dad taught me – watch your mouth

  It is time for round three of stuff my dad taught me.  Dad modeled clean language, and he expected the same from me. I am the oldest child in our family, and I remember wanting to grow up quickly.  I wanted to be respected as a man so I did things I saw other men doing. ...
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