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These are memories that pop into my head for some reason or another. They can range from time in the crib all the way up to present day.

Becoming A Newsperson

Becoming A Newsperson

This year will mark a decade of me being a journalist. That time includes some radio station work, some newspaper work, some television work and some digital work. Newspeople don’t make tons of money (if they decide they want to, they can leave and go into PR), but looking back on my childhood, it seems I was fated to enter this career. I’ve loved to write since I was a kid. But there are two time periods I remember growing…

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Softball Afternoons with My Father

Softball Afternoons with My Father

It’s funny how memories pop up at random, influenced by smells, sights, etc. Music will sometimes jog my memories, and as I walked home from work the other day listening to some Third Eye Blind, it did just that. It was a warm spring day in the 80s (WAY too soon for that weather), and I was reminded of when I was but a young’un. The memory hit right as “Semi Charmed Life” began to play through my ear buds….

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Two Sacred Lanning Christmas Traditions

Two Sacred Lanning Christmas Traditions

It’s nearly Christmas, and over the next week, millions of people around the country will travel to meet with friends and family. It’s a time of love, joy, and of course, long-held traditions. There are a couple of sacred Lanning Christmas traditions, one newer than the other, I make sure we observe every Christmas holiday. Traditions have real staying power. Doing the same action every year, decade, century, etc. is bound to leave some great memories. They’re important to Tevye,…

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My Stephen King-Fest continues

My Stephen King-Fest continues

I’ve returned to Stephen King books again after taking a short break reading The House With a Clock in Its Walls. You can read my thoughts on that here. SPOILERS AHEAD I won’t lie. It took me a bit to chew through The Gunslinger. Granted, I read it slowly for about 10-20 minutes a day, but the story here is weird. King has crafted something brilliant drawing on multiple themes. But the result is a narrative that I sometimes re-read three times and…

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We were just kids – 9/11 flashback

We were just kids – 9/11 flashback

Most of the time when we trot out the phrase “It’s that time of year again,” it’s either a good thing or a routine annoyance. When the holiday season starts up from Oct. 31-Dec. 31, we go, “It’s that time of the year again!” When it’s April 15 and time to file last-second taxes (because we’re a nation of procrastinators), we sigh and go “Ugh, it’s that time of year again.” But today is neither of those. It’s that time…

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