It’s an Olympic Year

It started four years ago, inspired by the 2012 London Olympics, and has become an annual tradition: the Joe’s Pond Olympics or affectionately the Jo-lympics. No need for passports or training, these games… Continue reading

Island Time South of the Arctic Circle

It’s a hot day on the pond, a rarity in this location just eleven degrees south of the arctic circle. The air is heavy and still and the momentum has slowed from New… Continue reading

An Individual on a Team

It’s baseball season again and the kids have traded their snow boots for cleats. They still play basketball in the driveway, but now I hear the smack of the ball against their gloves… Continue reading

Legos Everywhere

My kids love Legos. I remember the first kit my oldest son received. It came from Aunt Shirley and was a pirate ship. I wondered if our son was old enough to handle… Continue reading

A Whiff of Middle School Manhood

Yesterday was the 5th grade puberty talk at school. A permission slip had come home a few weeks earlier with a link to the video they would be watching. Naturally, I watched it wondering… Continue reading