College visit

While kid #1 recently finalized his college situation, kid #2 is just starting to think about future plans. So we headed up to Kansas State University with Zach and a friend who was also interested in K-State. Neither of the boys have an idea of what they want to study, so we listened to the … Continue reading College visit

Back to club soccer

It's been about a year since I last attended a club soccer game. The last was with Adam in Dallas in mid-February 2020, right before all hell broke loose. We headed to Kansas City for our first league games. Despite the vaccine rolling out, there's still lingering issues involving masks and COVID. At first, the … Continue reading Back to club soccer

Smitten with Bernie’s mittens

In the days following the inauguration of Joe Biden, this picture of Bernie Sanders became a cultural phenomena. More to come on that. I've only watched two presidential inaugurations (at least that I can remember). Barack Obama in 2009 and Donald Trump in 2017. I experienced opposite emotions while watching those two inaugurations. The 2021 … Continue reading Smitten with Bernie’s mittens

#COVIDchaos – what we’ve done, what we’ve learned

It's been more than 10 months since my first #COVIDchaos post. This picture is from my first post on March 16, 2020. I really thought I would be done writing about this by now, but here we are. On that first post, I reported there were 560 cases in the United States. Here's the latest … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – what we’ve done, what we’ve learned

Bye bye 2020

We rounded out 2020 quietly, as did half the nation. Celebrations were low-key as many watched the new year roll in sitting on their couches with their families. The few days after Christmas we Zoomed with the Hilgers, the boys played more disc golf and I caught up with my friends from college on a … Continue reading Bye bye 2020