Big Ten

Normally, this time of year, when I hear the term "Big 10", I think of March Madness college basketball, and the Big 10 Conference. But this is my grandson's 10th birthday. He's the sixth grandchild to reach "double figures" -- another basketball term. He's not a basketball fan, and that's okay, either am I except … Continue reading Big Ten

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Combing 101

My six year old grandson came to visit last week; he was quick to brag about skipping 4 haircuts.  Looking like Jungle Boy in the Tarzan movies, he had changed quite a bit since I saw him last; he always had close-cropped hair. The next morning he used wet hands to plaster down his hair … Continue reading Combing 101

Senior Prom

As a proud grandfather, I watched my oldest grandson get mugged by the school's paparazzi before they left for the school's senior prom.  Actually, I think they were after a picture of his date. Like most everything, he took it all in stride -- never getting too high or to low, but keeping an even … Continue reading Senior Prom

Jr. Prom

Prom night.  My oldest grandson went to his high school prom this weekend.  That makes two high school proms in the same season -- a personal best.  (Click here for the first one.) He is so involved with school, baseball and working, not to mention eating and sleeping, that I didn't think I'd see another … Continue reading Jr. Prom

Blue Ribbon

The Iowa State Fair is a really big deal, and their Photography Salon (contest) has grown to be quite competitive in its 77-year history.  This year's contest attracted 1,143 photographers from 23 states, with 3,642 entries. On average, only 24% of the entered photos were selected for display during the Salon. I had 3 of my … Continue reading Blue Ribbon

Baseball

Baseball already?  Yup, high school baseball starts this week. Just as the college basketball tournaments are ending and March Madness is starting to heat up, I went to a high school baseball game (inter-squad scrimmage) last weekend.  Hey, I'm not ready for baseball!  I want to enjoy college basketball; I don't even have my brackets … Continue reading Baseball