Tagged: 2016

Dispelled

I came to two realizations last week: My daughters – no matter how nasty they are – will, at some point, be stopped from succeeding. Phil is gone. I won’t talk further about the first since I don’t...

Post Debate Analysis

I know some of you do not like Hillary. I know some of you support Trump. I know this because I’ve seen your Facebook posts, and I’ve had some very brief conversations with you...

In Search of a Common Goal

A large portion of the Excellente crew got together in North Carolina this past weekend. The excuse for the get-together was the Panther’s/Patriots’ pre-season game. Dave had gone last year, and my brother-in-law Matt...

Portsmouth

My friend Susan was at it again. Monday night, at 11 pm, we were exchanging texts. She was asking me to do something. My first answer was “No.” Then it was “Maybe.” Then it was “I’ll...

Blue Balls

Phil was moved to a rehab facility Thursday, and things continue to look up. Over the course of the past six weeks, we’ve been keeping immediate family members informed via a group text. There...

She Did It

She is a high school graduate. There were times we weren’t quite sure that was going to happen. As a result of her experiences there, I can’t look at that high school with the...

In Motion

Two weeks and a day. That’s how long Phil has been in the hospital. The original surgery that went so well has been complicated with an infection. An infection that has done a number...

Some Dark Humor

There’s been a bit of dark humor around these parts lately. Phil keeps on saying he and my mother are in a race to the finish line. Where the finish line is THE finish...

Africa, or How About Paris?

Last Saturday, Meagan departed DC at about 6:30 pm headed for the Ivory Coast on another business trip. Upon landing in Abidjan on Sunday at about 3:30 pm our time, she turned on her phone...

The Fireballs

To be perfectly honest, I never thought Heather and her team would make it to the finals of the 3-on-3 tournament. Since they did, and since they had us laughing most of the weekend, I feel...