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Monthly archives for October, 2009

days of sand dollars and dolphins

days of sand dollars and dolphins

No parking lot attendant. No check in station. No makeshift lot on a vacant parcel of land opportunistically guarded by an enterprising local. Just an empty space on a side lawn in a well kept neighborhood; there was no crowd and no hassle. We unloaded the kids and the gear and made our way past […]

Learning to fly (part 2)

Learning to fly (part 2)

The security agent unzipped the backpacks and laid them out on the screening table. Something within both of them had caught the attention and concern of the agent at the monitoring station. There were too many options to consider as to what the contraband could  be, so I primed myself to stay ready to explain […]

Learning to fly (part 1)

Learning to fly (part 1)

3:20 AM. It was really happening. We were about to load up the boys and plod our way towards a 5:40 flight to South Carolina. My head was in a fog as I went through the motions of getting ready and getting the final items packed into the car. Kendra was in fluid Super Mom […]

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