Travel

A Long Weekend in Saugatuck, Michigan

I am Michigan born but not bred. Having parents that hailed from the Great Lakes State ensured that we spent a couple of weeks in Michigan every summer, which was a tall order for the 10 years we lived in Arizona. My mother’s family had a cottage in Glen Arbor and to this day, I’ll […]

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Military

What We’ve Liked Best at Each Duty Station

There is really no way to know that you’re in the good old days until you’ve actually left them. The art of looking back fondly is a somewhat idiosyncratic effect of human nature. We always seem to have a more idealized take on our experiences when we’re looking at them through the rearview mirror. While we […]

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And Then We Laughed

Our First Game at Wrigley Field

The kids have grown up both watching and playing baseball. Being stationed in the Washington DC area a couple of times cultivated an appreciation for the Washington Nationals and we’ve long considered them “our team”, despite living an Uncle Sam-directed nomadic lifestyle. Attending games at Nationals Park quickly became a favorite family activity of ours […]

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Travel

An Overnight Getaway to Milwaukee, WI

We’ve been incredibly busy with work and our weekday evenings have been dominated by coaching and a variety of youth sports – we’re in the season of our lives where time is by far our most precious commodity. It’s why it has taken me almost a week to write this post. It is why our […]

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Hiking

Hiking the Ice Age Trail in Kettle Moraine State Forest

Happy Monday! It’s a new week, a new opportunity, and hopefully a new attitude for yours truly. Last week was rough. The weight of pandemic life despite being vaccinated felt more suffocating than usual and a few painful procedures were more than enough to weaken what minuscule ounces of positive vibes that remained. And Saturday […]

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