Visiting the Potawatomi Zoo (& a few innovative zoo ideas of my own)

Yesterday my family and I visited the Potawatomi Zoo. It’s a place that inspires the imagination, especially when you try to spell the name. It’s in South Bend which is only about 38 minutes and 43 seconds from our house. It was a perfect 75 degree day and the van had a full tank of…

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Rain, Flies, Cooking Shows, & A New Mattress

It’s finally raining again in Goshen, Indiana. The backyard was so dry that even a colorblind man could see that the grass lacked green. This means that when my chickens, Tick Tock and Tim Tam, scratch around they quickly uproot and displace the fragile grass. Not only that, they poop all over the place. So…

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Deliver Me from Temptation: Bacon, Tim Tam Slams, & the Headship Order

While I was sitting at the coffee shop, it struck me that bacon, Tim Tams, and the Headship Order have some things in common.

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Home Sweet Indiana

Ah… Where to start? It’s been a long while since this was updated. I had good intentions but in typical fashion my intentions were not as strong as the urge to sleep, as urgent as my need to file 2017 taxes, or as loud as Adilene’s crying last night. Not that I need excuses, I’m…

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How We Ended Up Here (Pennsylvania, That Is)

An interesting thing happened on Monday. I sat down to write a blog like a responsible missionary type person then realized I forgot to fill up my coffee. I went to the coffee maker and found some paper towels to use a coffee filter because I couldn’t find the real filters. Then my phone dinged…

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Fixing Things, Finally.

The van began complaining a few months back. I didn’t pay much attention to it. I’m used to vehicles that complain and groan and even try to kill me on occasion. I ignored its whining to see if maybe it would reconsider it’s lot in life and go back to working without complaining. It didn’t.…

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Dropping the Ball on New Years

Quick family update. It was 2 degrees today in Goshen, Indiana! That’s pretty cold, in case you aren’t familiar with how a thermometer works. It didn’t stop my wife though. She bundled up Adilene in seventy different types of cold weather gear; blankets, sweaters, a beanie, gloves, boots, socks, more socks, several more blankets, and…

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Our Story

People want to know more about us and I kind of understand that. My wife’s name is Janice. We have a cute little daughter named Adilene Grace who we couldn’t be more proud of. Here’s some pictures:   I struggle with being as outgoing as my wife. After all before God pointed me in her…

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