I Want a Lake House

I want a lake house. Memories are made at lake houses.  Well, technically, memories are made everywhere, like driving to get some shredded cheese or waiting for your name to be called at the dentist.  But I’m talking about the big memories, the ones that stick.  Like my wife’s memories …

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A Different Perspective

My 10 year old daughter learns differently than most. She frequently shifts my comfortable outlook on life with her unique perspective. Daughter: Where’s Mommy? Me: Upstairs getting ready for church. D: How do you know? M: She told me. D: How do you know she’s not lying? M: Because we’ve …

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Pooper Scooping 101

People often ask, “Hey Matt, how DO you keep your yard so inviting and dog poop-free?”  Well, I’ll tell you now, in the form of this handy list. The most important rule of all pooper scooping: don’t step in it.  Sounds simple, but it’s vitally important.  Even if hard-soled shoes …

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Ode to Bacon

The other day my dog charged out to greet me as I walked across the street from my house.  A whiff of bacon hit me. “Honey,” I yelled across the cul-de-sac, “why does the dog smell like bacon?” Carrie was making bacon.  Somehow the bacon smell had surged forward in …

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