Author: mrjones

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Venice and More: Our Trip to Italy Part 2

Northern Italy Day 1 The Saturday after we left home was travel day to Venice and points north. We debated many options for getting to Venice and then to the Killpacks’ home an hour...

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Taking on the Eternal City: Our trip to Italy Part 1

We left mid-week, late at night on Lufthansa. If you can ever fly Lufthansa I recommend it. The people were great. The food was great, the in-seat entertainment system was so good it kept...

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Freedom from Whining

Do you want freedom from whining? Although I can’t guarantee to remove it in all aspects of your life my wife helped me realize one solid strategy for freeing yourself from whining during planned...

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Misfit Veggies By Mail

I’ve previously written about how we get our meat by mail with Butcher Box. Well man does not live by pork shoulder alone (oh if wishes could make it so) so we were intrigued...

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People Watching with Fitz and the Tantrums

On Friday Dr. Jones and I got a baby sitter and headed into the big city to hear Fitz and the Tantrums perform at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion. We heard them live once...

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Happy Father’s Day Moment!

So I’m kind of having a stay-at-home dadding moment. About a month ago I was really thinking about giving up this blog. I wasn’t devoting as much to it as I wanted and wasn’t...

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Telling My Story

I was recently approached to write an article about the “stay-at-home dad” life. A lifestyle website asked me to jump in after their scheduled writer had a conflict. The only catch was I had...

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Cleaning Dirties My Faith in People

Earlier this month it was my family’s turn to help clean our congregation’s church building. I am not a fan. For those of you not of my faith, the week-to-week cleaning of meetinghouses throughout...

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Just Like Momma Used to Make

  This was my mom Alice: She studied home economics in college then taught it for several years. She even created one of the first high school home economics programs for men in the...