Category Archives: Relationships

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 Letters Suck. How Ours Started.

A strange thing happens sometime between when you get married, have a kid, or turn 30. That strange thing is friends, family members, co-workers, the guy who picks up your trash and occasionally Barack Obama feel the need to send … Continue reading

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Things I Might Do If My Wife Died

There is a great scene in the movie ‘This is Forty’ about how we think about our spouses after the years add up.  Watch the first bit… Now don’t get me wrong….I’m not saying I want my wife to die. … Continue reading

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Why don’t I ever get invited to the Swingers’ Club?

While I will admit to wearing a toga at a few parties, around the house on a Saturday, and occasionally while shopping for jellies and chutneys, I acknowledge that I am no Grecian beauty. This was made abundantly clear to … Continue reading

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