Same Old Story

The New-Father Fog

Kristi has been extremely creative in how she tells me I am going to be a father. When she knew she was pregnant with our first son, Caleb, she took me to a nice restaurant for dinner. At the end of our delicious meal, the waitress handed me the bill and a sealed...

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The Bathtub

This last Wednesday night I wanted to take a nice hot bath and read a book that was loaned to me called: "Reaching the Summit," by Pat Summitt. (The University of Tennessee's Head Women's Basketball Coach)I was tired and a little stressed, and all I wanted to do was...

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My four-year-old son, Caleb, thinks he's Batman. Not a day goes by that he doesn't put his Batman suit on and try and make the world a safer place for us to live. It all started this past Halloween when we took him shopping to pick out a costume, and he insisted that...

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The Boys of Iwo Jima

Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI, where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation's capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall's trip was...

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Eighteen Years Later

Junior high is probably the worst time in young people's lives. Bodies are changing in ways they never thought possible, and they spend most of their time trying to fit into a mold that peers have formed for them. Gone are the days of Elmer's glue, crayons, and the...

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A Father’s Love

The following is a story I have been wanting to write and share for some time now, but have not had a block of time to do so. Until now. This is a true story that left an indelible mark on my life as a young high school student. As a decent athlete and student, who...

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Michael T. Powers