Grumpy and the kids

Letters from your Grandfather part I

To my Children: Years ago my father, your grandfather whom you call “Grumpy”, used to send letters to your Uncle Robby and me.  Sometimes they were instructional and sometimes they were motivational.   They helped me through my formative years and some particularly rough times.   In fact, they still do.     You …

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Be An Action Hero

To my children: I want you to become an action hero.   However, I cannot endow upon you special super powers.  No capes, …

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Integrity

To My Children: I have been thinking about integrity lately.  I’m not sure what spurred it on.  Perhaps because integrity is a …

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

Fear

  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  – Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address March 4th 1933 To …

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Endurance

To my children: Yesterday morning I woke early to go paddle Suttle Lake for a workout. When I stepped out of the …