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R.I.P. Walter Keiss (Uncle Walt)

My Uncle Walt died earlier this week. He was my mom’s brother and a great uncle. Larger than life, really — a big man with a big voice, big laugh and a big heart. Since I’m 2,500 miles away from almost all of my relatives, I only got to see Walt (and his wife Sue) […]

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The Nicest Thing You Can Say to a Married Person

It’s been more than 24 hours, and I’m still completely flattered by something that was said about me and Cari yesterday. As you know, we’re building a new Oasis home that should be ready in a few months. Yesterday, we had a big meeting to go over final plans and details. Cari and I were […]

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Why I Love Where We Live

Very early in our marriage, I used to tell Cari that someday I wanted to live in (or build) a development where everything that mattered to me was, like, really, really close to our house. I wanted all of my best friends to live on the same street so we could hang out without having […]

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How to Get to Our House

Last month, I suggested that April is the best time to visit the McGees. May is awfully nice, too. And our cherry trees bloom in June, so that’s also good. Well, if you’re thinking about visiting, you’ll need to know how to get here. For that, we turn to our daughter, T. She was on […]

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The Secret to a Long Marriage

My mom and dad were married 55 years ago today — September 12, 1953. 55 FREAKIN’ YEARS!!!!! I’m sure someday Cari and I will celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary but, at the moment, 55 years of being married borders on being unbelievable. It’s unheard of. Many marriages are lucky to last five years, much less […]

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