Happy 2nd Birthday MJ

Happy 2nd Birthday MJ

Happy Birthday my dearest MJ, Over the past year you’ve grown so much. It’s so hard to believe you are 2 years old already. I feel like you began walking only a short time ago. Looking back at pictures, it’s easy to see you’ve been walking and talking for months. I enjoy looking back to see all of your progress. The fondest memories are full of your spunky personality. It was best most a month or two ago. You, Jackie, & I were walking…

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Dad to the Rescue

Dad to the Rescue

My dad has always been there for me. He’s rescued me from the most perilous circumstances. It’s not hard to think back to times and stories he saved my hide. In fact, from the day I was born he’s weathered storms to come to my rescue. On my first day in the world, my dad walked through a blizzard to see me in the hospital. Later, he drove through blizzards to see me play basketball in college. Most recently he saved my house with the snow on my…

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The Waking Fire Book Review

The Waking Fire Book Review

Kindles makes it easy to do author studies. Months ago I forgot I’d pre-ordered an e-book and it had been delivered. That changed when I walked through the library and stumbled into Anthony Ryan‘s latest book: The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria). If you’re into dragons the a book that chases the mythical drake should interest you. I love, love, loved this book. From cover to cover you can expect spies, blood-blessed = superhuman powered people, drakes (dragons), and a small misfit band of characters…

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Why I Write about Books

Why I Write about Books

I am a late reader. It took nearly 25 years for me to become a reader. One fateful weekend, there were no captivating shows on TV and video games couldn’t quench the hunger of my imagination. While I looked On-Demand for nearly 2 hours I realized what my mother told me decades before, “Pick up a book!” I googled topics I was interested in and eventually found The Prince of Thorns. I bought the book through Amazon and read it on…

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I am Creating a Monster

I am Creating a Monster

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have a problem. Hi, my name is Chris. I am creating a monster. At night My Precious cries for someone to comfort her. With my busy schedule, I don’t get to spend as much time with her during the daylight hours as I’d like. At night time, guilt piles on hard and lightens with each step I take toward her bedroom. Within moments, I’ll pick her up or climb in bed snuggling close with…

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Elantris Book Review

Elantris Book Review

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson delivered on all fronts.Sanderson is a premiere author in the world of fantasy. If you are new to the Cosmere, this is his first widely published novel, so this is a good starting point. I’ve read a number of Sanderson’s books (Steelheart, Firefight, Calamity, Awaking, & Warbreaker) and I have never been disappointed. The magic, powers, and easy writing style gets every reader hooked. I was so hooked I bought the Audible version to listen in the car. Before I finished reading Elantris I…

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One Parent Walking Out the Door

One Parent Walking Out the Door

My wife is incredible. Seeing her in action is like watching a conductor in front of an orchestra. However, there are times when one of us is getting ready to leave the house and things seem off. Do you ever feel like your kids are out of control at those times too? Don’t worry. You are not alone. My kids are that way too. You’re in good company whether you admit it or not. 

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Books and Hoops is Making Progress

Books and Hoops is Making Progress

The Books and Hoops program has made tremendous progress. Over the past few weeks I’ve been in touch with an up and coming graphic artist to create a logo. An IT consultant and I have been working to build a website. Business contacts have provided feedback to build a successful program. Most importantly, I’ve been in touch with two schools to begin the Books and Hoops program.

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There’s a New Breed of Basketball

There’s a New Breed of Basketball

Today’s game of basketball has changed. Now a days (I sound like an old timer), players are incredibly skilled. The average basketball player can shoot and handle the ball better than guys five or ten years ago. They can score on a zone, they can run an offensive play, and they can talk about the latest highlight on Sports Center. But where is the hunger? Growing up I played basketball with a good group of guys. All they did was play ball. Day…

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Looking for Book Lovers and Literacy Specialists

Looking for Book Lovers and Literacy Specialists

Book Lovers, Teachers, Literacy Specialists Avid readers and writers, I’d love to pick your brain on anything literacy. Teachers, book lovers, literacy specialist, you all have seen nearly every kind of reluctant reader and energetic reader. I want talk about success of building a reading life, possible book titles to share with kids or anything else you think important to developing the love for reading.

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