Me with three of my children…

Me with three of my children at the beginning of a three-day holiday weekend:

(They asked me to do this. Well, the older one did. And my eldest is enjoying his Xbox time, so he just had to miss out on this one.)

The Art of the Narrative

I just bought the most expensive iPhone application since I began using my iPod touch. $9.99 doesn’t sound like much, but for an iPhone application, that’s a premium.

Allow me to explain how this happened.

When I was a kid, once or twice—or perhaps if I was lucky, three times—per year, my dad would round everyone up in the car and we’d go for a little drive. Sometimes, he’d even invite his old college buddies (who were basically like family to me) to come along. The drive wasn’t always the same route, and we didn’t always need to take the drive at the same time, but the destination was always Michigan and Trumbull.

Tiger Stadium.

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First Responsibilities

The family and I are packing up this morning and leaving for the day to make the trip north to Chicago to visit Amanda’s mother.

She continues to be hospitalized in intensive care due to complications following normally routine surgery. The situation appears to be more serious than we had first understood.

We would appreciate your prayers both for safe travel and for her continued recovery.