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Greetings and Departures

My nephew Matt and his fiancee Jen left yesterday morning for a return to St. Louis after spending a week’s vacation with us. I drove them to the airport and we said our goodbyes in the drop-off area. There was a quiet but very apparent sadness as we hugged and…

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Fly Fishing and the Zen of Bathroom Fan Repair

Fly fishing and the repair of a bathroom exhaust fan may seem to be unrelated. But if fly fishing does present each of us with lessons for living a better life, then perhaps those same lessons can be applied to something as mundane as fixing a bathroom exhaust fan. We…

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