My Papa’s Lighter

image(6)My grandfather worked his way up from being a janitor at Conoco Oil, to becoming Vice-President of the company. It sits front and center on my desk, always directly in my view. It’s an urgent, daily reminder to keep working and pushing on. Dreams do come true, but you have work hard at them. This lighter represents how my Papa achieved the American Dream, and I love it. For me, these daily reminders are an absolute necessity.

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Writer, veteran, adult student, husband and father; life is busy! I love it though, and my hopes are to share with you my insights into these different roles, as well as to provide some experience-based tips on how to cope with the chaos they can bring. If even one of these different areas of life piques your interest then this might be the place for you. Welcome!

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