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On fighting weight and demons

I have to have a hernia surgery. It has to be done soon, but it is not critical yet. My doctors would like me to lose some weight before performing the surgery…so for about a month now, I have worked … Continue reading

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Day 6 (previously hidden)

In day 6 of a lifestyle change, a part of me is feeling the best I’ve felt in a long time. On the scale this morning, I am down almost 14 pounds, which is great. I haven’t had a soda … Continue reading

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The new van

So here she is: Our unnamed new van is a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. This is the 2nd new vehicle I have owned, and the first time I’ve owned a new vehicle in a current model year. Why a … Continue reading

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Let’s simplify things

This post started as an idea a few weeks ago…maybe sooner. I’ve been trying to find the right words for the last few days…I wanted to strike “an appropriate tone.” But…well, read the title of this blog post. I have … Continue reading

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51 days: In transition

As I mentioned earlier in the month, my time in Springfield is not to be for long. However, it is going to be a bit before I return…December 19th. I’ve got 7 weeks to get my replacement trained and figure … Continue reading

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End chapter

My time in Springfield has turned out to be brief…I’m leaving at the end of the month. Springfield is a great little city, and I’ve met some really cool people during my short stay. And I’ve been able to use … Continue reading

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The next chapter: Gimme my banjo

Earlier this week, I was offered a new work opportunity with the company that I primarily contract with. After careful thought and family discussion and prayer, I have accepted the opportunity. Unfortunately, it will take me to Springfield, MO while … Continue reading

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On going west

Two years ago today, I came to Kansas City for the first time. I have been all over the country and even to Canada, yet had never been to the other big city on the other side of the state. … Continue reading

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Thank you

I started 2011 a little after midnight…I was woken up by people shooting off fireworks outside my apartment in South Kansas City. I will probably end 2011 watching the Times Square ball drop with Michelle at our home in Olathe. … Continue reading

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The primer

About this time a year ago, I had what I’ll call a mild nervous breakdown one night…and even tweeted it as it happened! After I finally pulled myself together, I cobbled the tweets into a blog post: Out of Taylor … Continue reading

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