Foreign Exchange Student Part 2

Well, I received the email with the attached documents and just as I had suspected it was all there in writing... Interview and application handling fee (committee costs); Two student weekends (space rental, food, room, transportation costs, activities for student & committee); Student/Parent orientation (space rental, materials and food); copies and postage, committee resources, training... Continue Reading →

He has arrived!

My daughter's little brother came into the world two and a half weeks ago. She just arrived to see him on Saturday and has sent some pictures of the two of them together. The day he was born, my daughter had sent me a picture that her dad had sent to her and I was... Continue Reading →

He was one hell of a Father

Happy Father Day to all the men and women who father their children!

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My father was not a perfect man but he was one hell of a father. I remember when I was little, I would go sit on my father’s lap after getting out of the shower. I would say, “you’re so worm” and he would reply, “and you’re a snake.” It was a nightly routine and one I always looked forward to.

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He taught me everything the hard way. I remember when he bought me my first real bike at the age of seven and as soon as we got home, he took off the training wheels. He taught me how to ride my bike on the road in the dark that night and each time I fell, I had to get back on and continue. As a result, I learned how to ride a bike in one night.

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When he taught me how to drive a car for the very…

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