How I avoided empathizing with a country song…

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Dog almost hit by car
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[Note, Amber commentary will be inserted to ensure historical accuracy. No animals were harmed in the writing of this post, though Dustin may have wanted to do some damage.]

So there I was, chilling in my newly stained garden bench, sipping that good ole’ morning Oklahoma air, petting my dog, listening to the birds chirp and the water gush from my outdoor fountain.

And a dog starts barking.

You see, when one dog barks, that urge to call back overcomes any dog within 100 miles. It’s impossible to resist that urge, like Toothless defying the alpha in the second How to Train Your Dragon Movie. Read more »

A baby is born!

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My wife is now the toughest person I know.

And the best.

It’s been nearly nine years since our first was born. My wife, under the influence of au naturale birthing advocates, thought she’d attempt to do an unmedicated birth.

Here’s the thing–you don’t “think” about doing an unmedicated birth. In the words of the great philosopher Yoda–“Think not. Do, or do not. There is no think.”

You have to be committed to that beast. Read more »