Category Archives: Friends

Moving to a zone defense…

Emily and I are not breaking new ground by having 3 children, but we are about to move to another phase of life and the stakes just got higher. The thought that ran through my head the other day was … Continue reading

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There are going to be consequences…

It makes sense that as a man growing up I am going to look at the next generation and wave my fist and yell, “Get off my lawn!” As an educator in public schools I see the next generation everyday … Continue reading

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Back on two wheels part 2…

Riding a bike is one of the most wonderful things I can think of doing. Yes, I love my wife and kids and enjoy them, so do not make me into a monster that cares more about his bikes than … Continue reading

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We all have that one teacher…

I found out yesterday that my 10th grade English teacher, Mrs. Ward, died over the weekend. You have to work through stuff like that and this is how I am choosing to pacify the grief. Now I know that most … Continue reading

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A world I do not understand…

I am now paying attention to an aspect of society that I have never wanted to fill my brain with and it scares the shit out of me. There are many worlds I do not understand and many aspects of … Continue reading

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Emily you make me so much better than I ever was…

This is a public letter to my wife of 7 years, Emily Sockwell Batson. I know I fall down on the gift giving side of things when you always create something wonderfully sentimental. Here is my attempt and I just … Continue reading

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We aren’t that important…

I have been listening to my main man Neil DeGrasse Tyson lately. He has a podcast called Star Talk Radio and it talks about the cosmos and it has gotten me thinking lately. When we start thinking in the grand scheme of … Continue reading

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