My wife and I have been married for a little over ten years now. This is a pretty cool thing for me as the longest relationship I had ever been in prior to this was a year and a half long. Personally, I never really believed that I was tolerable enough for someone to want … More Who’s keeping score?
For the past fifteen years, I have had been doing this thing that I have referred to as “Random Road Trips” as a way to discover new things and places. I started these trips back when I lived in Flora, IL and recently began taking them again with the boys at the Baptist Children’s Home as … More 04/24/16 – Random Virginia Road Trip #1
One of the things that I was most excited about in regards to moving out to Virginia was all of the history that we would get to take in. The east coast of America is pretty rich with it. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, you are constantly being presented with a part … More There are famous dead people in my back yard.
There is an old saying that I am sure everyone has heard that says, “You never know what you have until it is gone.” How true are these words? Have any of you ever experienced a long move before? If you have, you know exactly what I am saying right now. You replace jobs. You … More That old saying….
One of my all-time favorite places to spend time in Illinois is Garden of the gods in Shawnee Forest. I have lost track of the number of times that I have been there in my life but it is always a fun trip and has become a staple of our spring at Verhines Cottage as … More One Last Trip
My sister and their husband just had a baby a few weeks ago. He is not their first child so there are no new parent issues or anything like that (I remember being terrified with my first child that I would find some way to kill her or something). He also seems to be the … More Have a good night…. if you can.
So….. I got up today at 7:05 in the AM, just like every other Tuesday morning. Nothing spectacular about the time. I set my alarm for 6:45 every day but I snooze twice. Gotta love routine. I made my way over to the closet and grabbed a t-shirt, just like every other Tuesday morning. Then, … More Today has been a pretty busy day….
What are you afraid of? That is a question that I have heard many times over the course of the last six years. It is not a question that is asked of me frequently but one that I hear at work a lot. I work at a children’s home for teens with behavioral issues. Before … More What are you afraid of?