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On the Other Hand
Dance dad extraordinaire PDF Print
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 PM

We are welcoming another writer to the family this month. My brother-in-law Tim has been fortunate enough to find someone to publish his book “All In: My Amazing Journey as a Dance Dad.”

Tim is the father of Lotus, our little dancer.

A little known fact about Tim is he was once a professional bowler. He was really good at it but it wasn’t his true passion so he moved on. He’s familiar with the feeling of doing something because you do it well, not because you love it.

When he met our little Lotus, he quickly became enamored. Who wouldn’t? She is awesome.

He slid into the role of father with ease. He was there for the right reasons and he was in for the long haul. We all embraced him because he made Lotus and her mother happy. After all, isn’t that what we all want?

 
On the Other Hand — That Spring cleaning thing PDF Print
Saturday, April 05, 2014 8:00 PM

I know I have to; I just don’t want to.

It is inevitable. It is my destiny.

Nooooooooo!

 
On the Other Hand — Hail to the leftie PDF Print
Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:00 PM

Today’s column is a tribute to southpaws or lefties. My brother is a leftie. (I’ve always thought he was odd but not because of that.)

Representing only 10 percent of the general human population, left-handers have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history. The word “sinister” even derives from “left or left-hand.”

 
Can we learn from others? PDF Print
Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:00 PM

We see countless stories about the current economy and the destruction of people’s lives and livelihoods. Heck, we don’t need to watch the news or read about. Some of you, your neighbors or someone you know is going through it.

We need to see more of how some people, communities, groups, whoever, are making it. Some are making it.

We need to get up and do something. We are sitting around complaining and waiting and whining for someone to fix our problems for us while we run around in circles with our hands in the air.

Last Updated on Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:15 PM
 
On the Other Hand — All full up on snow PDF Print
Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:00 PM

This past week has brought some heavenly and not-quite-so heavenly weather. Warm enough one day to forgo the winter coat and cold enough the next few to see more than six inches of rain, snow and sleet (of course all in one event).

I know we didn’t get as much as some but I feel secure in saying I think most of us have had enough. Next winter, when someone hears me whining about where’s the snow, smack me a good one.

 
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