Category Archives: Kids

24 years later….lessons from my high school graduation speech

I spent last evening digging through boxes of files that have been chaotically strewn around our basement storage room. After 3 recent home moves, there is no longer any semblance of organization to paperwork in my life. Tax files, bank … Continue reading

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When is it okay to die?

Fair warning…..this post tackles a more intense topic than normal. Today is April 2nd, which would be my brother Rick’s 46th birthday. This post is about his death. On an early morning in November of 1995, I returned to my … Continue reading

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A little experiment in time travel

The year is 2016. The scene: A father and his 7-8 year old daughter are riding their bikes downtown. They need to cross the street in some traffic. Daughter: “Meow, meow, meow, meow…” (apparently pretending to be a cat. Kids … Continue reading

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My Christmas Failures and the 2009 Holiday Letter

I failed at a few things this Holiday season, including: Actually posting all of the historic Holiday Letters before Christmas. Assembling various children’s gifts without swearing or drinking. Not calling an allen wrench ‘you know, that weird hex wrench thing’. Actually … Continue reading

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Brooks Post Year Re-cap Letter – 2008

At this point we’re just going to run out of time before December 25, but on the upside we haven’t sent our 2013 letters yet, so get used to disappointment. For those just checking in, 2005, 2006, and 2007 are … Continue reading

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Holiday Letter 2007

We’ve only got 9 days to get through the rest of these, so they’re coming fast and furious now. If you haven’t read 2005 or 2006, do so. Or don’t. Like I care. Holiday Letter 2007 Dear Friends, Family, Loved Ones, … Continue reading

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Holiday Letter 2006 – The one where I call Erin fat…

For those of you who didn’t get the back story, read the origin tale here. Without wasting more of your precious eyeball energy, here is the 2006 letter. It is unedited, which is to my shame. It is also inclusive … Continue reading

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