Farewell to an old friend

Last week we had to say goodbye to our dog, Uno.  He was struggling but not in pain.  His legs were giving out and he was having difficulty standing and moving around.  He was a ripe old 15 1/2 years old which is great for a German Shepard mix.  He was a gentle dog who has been with our family the whole time that we’ve been a family.  I adopted him 3 months before my wife and I got married.


Uno had a lot of gray hair around his muzzle and he had cataracts.  He had lost a lot of weight in the past couple of months.  This picture, however, was taken shortly after I adopted him.  I like this photo.  Uno looks attentive, calm, and eager at the same time.  He’s ready to see what we will be doing next.  He is just happy to be there and happy to be with me.  I was happy to have him and I miss him.  He was a real blessing in our lives.  Rest in peace, Uno.


A history lesson with the boys

I made a short recording of me reading some history to my sons.  It was from a homeschool lesson in the middle of last school year.  I hope you enjoy and , uh, ignore the screaming in the background. Press the play button to have a listen:




Marco Polo - costume tartare.jpg

Marco Polo

Marco Polo – costume tartare” by Grevembrock – Scanné de Coureurs des mers, Poivre d’Arvor.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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