How I Discovered My Wife’s Unspoken Fear

I never realized just how scared my wife was to spend the night alone with just her and our girls in the house. Years ago, my work took me out of town.  I’d leave on Monday morning and get back home Friday night. We lived in an extremely safe neighborhood. …
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When Asking For Ketchup Earned Me The Side-Eye

When Asking For Ketchup Earned Me The Side-Eye So I stopped at Wendy’s for lunch.  Went inside to eat in the dining room. I ordered my usual #6 combo (Spicy Chicken Sandwich [no lettuce, no tomato] with fries and a sweet tea). Then I moved left to let others order…
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5 Sales Lessons Learned Prom Dress Shopping With My Daughter

5 Sales Lessons Learned From Prom Dress Shopping With My Daughter There we were at David’s Bridal looking for prom dresses with our daughter at 10:30am on a Sunday morning.  We got there just as it opened. Now usually you’d find us at church at that time.  But our daughter,…
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I Swore I Would Never Pick Up Dog Poop

I Swore I Would Never Pick Up Dog Poop When we adopted Sadie three years ago, I swore the only thing I wouldn’t do is clean up her dog poop. I was wrong. You see me proudly holding a blue bag of her ‘leftovers’. How did I get to this…
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The Disappearing Piccolo

The Disappearing Piccolo We won the eBay auction for a Gemeinhardt Model 4PMH Piccolo on Tuesday night.  My daughter Audrey was one step closer to holding it in her hands for the high school band marching season. The piccolo should arrive Monday.  That fit our plans perfectly.  We would leave…