What Does it Mean in Your Language

When I was in high school I never took a foreign language class.  The United States government wasn’t requiring the foreign language credit when I graduated and I never had plans to learn a second language.  But life has a way sending us down the road we never planed.  Four years after graduating I moved […]

Untitled Memories and Memorials

The 12th of November 2006 is the day that my little sister Deborah Ruth left this world leaving us only with memories of her.  It was a shock to the whole family. Thankfully the rest of the family were able to put down in words or speak at her memorial service.  But to this day I […]

Mafia Family

“Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me.” -Don Corleone We have seen the movies and TV shows of the mafia family and for those of us who haven’t grownup in cultures where the extended mafia family is present there is something a bit […]

What Does Christmas Mean?

I’ve grownup in a midwest United States in a Christian home and every year Christmas was important, but why?  When I was young I knew it as time away from school and when we got a bunch of gifts.  We would sit at the table for Christmas dinner with the family and say “today we […]

Rearview Mirrors

When I started driving a car in Thailand I knew the rules of driving would change.  The rearview mirrors became a bigger part of driving seeing everything around as bikes slip up through lanes and the big city drivers feel they can drive fast as they want or their car will go once they are out of […]

My Son

When I think about my son it makes me feel so proud to be a father.  Though there are times I don’t understand what is going on in his little mind I enjoy watching as he plays and grows.  The adventures are endless with a little guy running around the house and in our life. Just the other day […]


This week I’m celebrating my 4th wedding anniversary with my family, not just my wife. From before my son was born my wife and I talked and decided family is always apart of every celebration. This does mean that we need to do things a little different and go places that my son can go with us. We have […]


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