When an Introvert and an Extrovert Get Married

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A number of years ago – ten or more – Tom and I walked into a social function at church. It was either a casino night or a wine tasting (we’re Catholic so those are normal church functions for us), and as I scanned the room I said to Tom, “I don’t see any of […]

May 6, 2015

April Wrap-up

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There are any number of end-of-the-month posts around the blogosphere with themes like what I’m into, what I’m reading and what I learned this month.  I’ve never participated in them, but closing out the month with a wrap-up post does seem like a good idea, so I’m making this my first. And I’m giving it the very clever […]

April 30, 2015


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I’m popping in with a quick announcement that comment #11 from Pam won the KU Football Package giveaway. Here was the winning comment: Congratulations Pam! Now back to our holiday weekends. I hope yours is wonderful!

August 30, 2014

Gameday in Lawrence and a Fan-Tastic Giveaway

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Let me me state the obvious right out of the gate. The University of Kansas isn’t especially known for this: At least not lately. We’re more known for this: But our family has had KU season football tickets for the last four years and we’ve had a blast. For starters, we – along with some of our […]

August 25, 2014

Happy 4th, Some Housekeeping, and a Found Money Reminder

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Happy Thursday and Happy (almost) 4th of July to my US readers. I wanted to pop in to say hi and – for some of you – this may be the first time you have heard from me in a while. That’s because I’ve switched email subscription services, and that shouldn’t interest you at all unless you […]

July 3, 2014

Weekend Links

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I know you’ll probably be out enjoying spring break or watching college basketball this weekend, but just in case you have a little down time, I wanted to pass along some Family CEO reading for you to check out. The nice folks at Mint.com asked me to do a Q&A with them, and it went […]

March 20, 2014

Weekend Reading: New York Edition

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After our Today Show segment this week, Lindsey and I spent a couple of days exploring New York. We did most of the major touristy stuff back in 2006, so we decided to take in some different sites this time around. Our first stop was the New York Public Library, which would have been on my […]

August 16, 2013

Weekend Reading: Checking In Edition

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I realize things have been a little slow around here of late. I blame the lazy days of summer. Still, I wanted to check in and update you on a few things. On a whim, I decided to take Operation Houseplant outside. This basket had been filled with dusty, fake flowers and greenery that I […]

June 14, 2013

Weekend Reading: Memorial Day Edition

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A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. – George William Curtis Those of us in the U.S. will be observing Memorial Day this weekend. Here are some posts I’ve run across lately that are perfect reading […]

May 24, 2013