Teaching music to a tone deaf kid…

One aspect of many a child’s formative years is learning to play an instrument or getting involved in music in some way. Generally speaking, I think it’s a great idea to get kids involved in music as a way to exercise different parts of their brain and develop some culture. From about age 6 or 7 to about age 10…

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Bracelets, shirts, flyers, cows & groceries

Ever since I was young I had an entrepreneurial side. I liked to figure out how to make a few dollars doing something…anything…as long as it was legal. 🙂 Jonny the bracelet maker In elementary school, it was friendship bracelets. During that time, everyone else was making braided friendship bracelets out of plastic cord and I thought I could get involved…

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I might have been a Mama’s boy…

TODAY is my Mom’s Birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!  I started writing this a while ago and as Mom’s Birthday approached, I thought it would be fitting to post it right on the day. It’s always interesting to look back on your life because you see things that you didn’t see before. For me, one of the things I’m starting to…

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“It’s just up there, around the corner…”

A few weeks ago we were meeting with old friends, Melissa and Al. You will remember Melissa from the “Are you Jonny?” post I did a while back. Just to clarify – our friendship is old, they’re not old. 🙂 Melissa reminded me of our little “hike” up in Tobermory back in about 2004 or 2005 so I thought I…

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The Sieve

One of the wonderful things about going to a small church with an active youth group was that there was ALWAYS something going on, on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Something I remember with fond memories was pond hockey at the Brown’s farm during the winter months. It wasn’t sophisticated. Out behind the barn, there was a pond. It was…

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Cats, Cars, Coffee & Cruises – Part 3: Coffee

I first started to drink coffee when I was young, taking a few sips from my Mom or Dad’s coffee. Maybe that’s why I’m so short? They always said it would stunt my growth. Shoot. When I was in my early 20’s and working in the grocery business, I developed an affinity for the hot beverage, mostly because it was…

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Are you Jonny?

This post is connected in some ways to the post that I wrote about meeting and falling in love with my wife, Joy. If you have not read it yet – check it out first here. Now, on to a funny story. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Southern Gospel music. As a teenager, I often watched Gaither…

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