Jun 212009

Happy Fathers Day to all of the dad’s out there. Be sure to call your father and tell him you love him. My own dad has been gone for over twenty years, and I sure do miss him. He was always my biggest fan, and he always encouraged me to follow my dreams. He gave me my love of books and of travel, and from the time I was old enough to understand what he was saying, he always told me that I could do anything I wanted to in the world, if I just put my mind to it and worked hard enough to make it happen. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it had not been for his influence on my life.  

The first order of business for me yesterday was a haircut. I had gotten so shaggy that I was in danger of being in violation of the local leash laws. So Miss Terry cut my hair and trimmed my beard, and I look almost human again, or at least as close as I ever get to it. Anytime Terry is cutting my hair, we always have somebody walk past and ask if they can be next. I guess if times ever get too hard, we can set up a mobile barbershop.

With that chore done, I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal most of the day. Our good friends Tom Owen and Diane Rojewski came to visit a little after 5 p.m., and took us out to dinner. Tom and Diane are two of our favorite people in the world, and we always enjoy spending time with them.

The weather has cleared up, at least for now, and we’re looking forward to getting the new issued printed and mailed so we will have some time to play outside. I get cabin fever if we’re stuck inside too many days in a row.

With the weather warming up, we’re really itching to get our kayaks in the water. The lazy St. Joseph River winds its way through this area and has some good places to launch, so I know we’ll be out on the water the first chance we get.

This time of year in the Midwest, we always have to get used to the fact that it stays light outside until well after 9 p.m. We’ll be busy working on some project and not realize how much time has passed until we glance at a clock and discover it is close to 10 p.m. and we still have not had dinner!

Thought For The Day – Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

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Nick Russell

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  2 Responses to “Happy Fathers Day”

  1. Happy Fathers Day back atcha.
    I think I have found the phrase in your blog that repeats most often. It always makes me feel good because I know you mean it from the heart.
    “…are two of our favorite people in the world, and we always enjoy spending time with them.”

  2. If you really like kayaking, then you need to come to Alaska. This is a kayaker’s paradise and the state really caters to outdoors people. And if you loose track of time when it doesn’t get dark until 9:00, you should come here where it doesn’t get dark!!

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