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2012 

In April of 2007, I posted my first Active Rain blog.  I had no idea what the heck I was doing.  Quickly found out and climbed the ranks nationally here, but then my internet went down at home for 2 ENTIRE MONTHS.  Unfortunately, habit become created quickly and soon, even after restoration of my...
12/30/2012
So while the kids just couldn't wait for Christmas, it did have a tendency to take it's toll on them all. Here is my 4th child, Grant.  He's finishing some last minute shopping for mom and for some siblings.... But, alas, my 7 year old can't shop like mom can and is wiped out. Good time sleeping ...
12/30/2012
So...I'm finally getting back to my regular posting...and yes, it's Friday Night...so now it's time for my Friday Night Tunes. I love acoustic covers. Here's a great remake of Drops of Jupiter by Train, being remade by Boyce Avenue. A great way to relax.... Happy Friday.I hop you enjoy it as much...
12/28/2012
Yep....it seems as if we are at a major impass on this.  Those dam Dems and Reps just can't budge.  Me???  I don't want tax increases and yes we need spending cuts, but an agreement, as of today seems like it's a virtual lock that barring some last minute miracle, that we're going over the cliff....
12/28/2012
Too simple here.....very simple here. When I die...I'll leave a legacy. You will as well. What will your legacy be? Here are a few positve and negative legacies for you to consider: Negative: 1) I drank a lot of beer and had a lot of fun; 2) I made a lot of money; 3) I had a lot of vacations; 4) ...
12/27/2012
Yes...we had a blast!  It was a lot of fun.  Every year I try to write something a bit inspirational.  I couldn't this year...until Christamas day.  Then my 5 year old all but slapped me in the face on the meaning of Christmas.  Here's my message to my staff:   Michelle and I spent less than $50 ...
12/26/2012
Tonight we celebrated a Christmas with my wife, 5 kids and my mom and dad.  This year they are headed up to their place in Door County to spend Christmast with 2 of my other siblings. Jealous???  You bet...but to have my parents all night...selfishly not sharing them with anyone else, well....let...
12/16/2012
So, I'm sitting here thinking to myself that it's been quite a while since I've posted a Friday Night Tunes.  While doing my search for a fun, Friday night song, I came up with a great acoustic remaster of the classic Simon & Garfunkel tune of Cecilia.  Here is a really fun remake with a hip youn...
12/14/2012
As an attorney and as a lender I've seen more and more people buying and selling in trust. A trust is a great way to own property. It affords ownership, while protecting the individual in many respects. There are a few things that people need to know when doing a trust and getting a loan. 1) For ...
12/12/2012
So I had my Green Bay Packer tickets to the game last week.  My son and I spent the night prior to the game at our farm.  Then we made the 2 hour jaunt to the game.  The game was great.  Great crowd, great revelry and a great win.  For my son, as much as he loved the game, he loved the life exper...
12/11/2012
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