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Fast Friends And A Growing Family
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Fast Friends And A Growing Family

Hellos and handshakes from one blogger kid to another, to all, with cheeks rosy from the chill of a Lake Tahoe winter and from anticipating all of the joy that had been built into our schedules, helped make fast friends of tween people who happily joined the Sorento Family last […]

Summer Grilling With The Family
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Summer Grilling With The Family

The scene nearly paints itself. The once-cold steel of a grill that now blisters with energy, the billowing smoke from the hot hot heat, the shimmering water undulating in the distance, the squeals of delight emanating from children who scamper in every direction, the rippling stars & stripes staked along […]

Finding A Brotherly Connection One Game At A Time
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Finding A Brotherly Connection One Game At A Time

The stone masonry work that formed the base of our relationship as adults began to turn to rubble years before I waved goodbye to our long time fantasy football league two seasons ago, but my retirement from the pretend sport I no longer loved was a proverbial jackhammer to whatever […]

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Let Them Never Need Anyone Else

The same recurring thought popped into my mind again this week, twice in fact.  Once as I watched my girls playing with creative and reckless abandon on wickedly cool pirate-themed playground equipment, and then again while quietly starring out at the Pacific ocean: Let them never need anyone else. I’m […]

Gone Fishin’
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Gone Fishin’

I can’t bare the idea of baiting a hook or the thought of taking a fish off the hook once caught.  Clearly, I’m no fisherman.  Yet this afternoon I board a plane for Florida with the specific idea of catching a tarpon.  From what I’m told those suckers are pretty […]

Quick Thoughts: Brotherly Love (Shannon Sharpe HOF Speech)
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Quick Thoughts: Brotherly Love (Shannon Sharpe HOF Speech)

I don’t recall the exact year, but I was young enough to still be feverishly interested in collecting football cards.  For my birthday that year, my oldest brother went to a hobby shop/sports card store – not at all a frequent stop for him – and bought a mint condition […]

ONE TRACK MIND: Hope Harris “Cousins Jamboree”
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ONE TRACK MIND: Hope Harris “Cousins Jamboree”

HOPE HARRIS “COUSINS JAMBOREE” There’s a little bit of Nashville in the title track of Hope Harris’ first non-lullaby family album.  The song, an energetic celebration of spending time with all the special people in your life, showcases Harris’ joyful, Grand Ole Opry-quality voice which soars to the rafters while […]

A Christmas Tradition Worth Sharing and Keeping
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A Christmas Tradition Worth Sharing and Keeping

Kids grow up, get married, and start families of their own.  It’s at this point, or maybe it actually happens earlier – during the growing up bit – that kids start to become detached from their parents.  Phone conversations become more and more infrequent, y’all see each other even less.  […]

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