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End of the road

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It is coming to a close. I am writing some of my last assignments and interacting for the last time with all of my classmates. Throughout my adult life, I had a feeling of not quite meeting expectations, as though others had succeeded far more than I. I suspect that this started when I was…

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That Damn WOLF

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I often write about “going the road less traveled” and “taking risks.” In my life, I have gone directions on my own. However, I have not fought for others to go my route before. I have not stood up and fought against the powers that be before. In the past couple months, my family took…

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The “F” word

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  I walked into a room yesterday to give an update on our project. Eyes looked at me with disbelief when I spoke the word. Defensiveness and sadness filled the room with little room to breathe. I stopped, stunned and unsure what I had said to turn the mood. Then I realized I used that…

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Struggle to Victory

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Recently there were a couple of injuries on my son’s football team. Putting Dylan, as a freshman, in as quarterback. Based upon the injuries, lack of experience, and overall frustrations the team is struggling. The expectation to have Dylan come in and take over has been trying. There have been naysayers and people who have…

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The Jag Soap Co. Family – They got suckered in!

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Jag Soap Co. has become a family affair. The lifestyle of making our own, wonderfully smelling and feeling soap has taken us all under its spell. That plus the fact that I alway do things better in a group means that we all get to learn the science behind soap making. Newly available soaps –…

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Back Home to Mom’s

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Home is where MOM is…. Now she has moved to her retirement dream area. From Noth Portland to Grant Pass, OR. It was the time my other mother, Janna Gustafson, take a peek at this new space and see if we approve. After flying, we got to spend some great time taking in the pleasant…

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Nov. 11th a look back

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Just a small look at some of my writings while I was deployed. When I was younger, I watched people‚Äôs hands and would admire how they looked. My grandmother had the smoothest hands and when her fingers would move you would see the veins dancing with them. The skin looked so delicate like it could…

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Summer 2015

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Summer of 2015 has been great. Clinton has blessed us with his company all summer. He now is working close to home in York, NE. I hope it lasts for a long time. Dylan played over 40 baseball games this year and ended up with 4th place in Nationals. I enjoyed watching his whole team…

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