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3 more things my high school band director told me

Low brass awesomeness
Yesterday, I shared three things that my high school band director told me that have stuck with me over the years. But I wasn’t done. There are three more things that I need to share… “Don’t mess with the Star Spangled Banner.” You march onto the field, play the song...
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3 things my high school band director told me

Harrison Marching Band
I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that participating in the instrumental music program while I was in high school had a profound influence on my life. I’m not a professional musician (and I don’t play one on TV), but I don’t think it’s that much...
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3 decisions I regret

Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost The Road Not Taken We make decisions every day. Most of these decisions are rather inconsequential in the grand scheme of things – Do...
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Connect with those you love with Hallmark Value Cards

Hallmark Value Cards
I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  While I have not been the greatest at keeping track of people’s birthdays and getting birthday cards sent out on...
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What if? 10 years later.

What If
Aly and I went to Cold Stone Creamery to take advantage of the BOGO coupon they sent me for my birthday. We had a good time and the slightly modified Signature Creations that we had – Oreo filling flavored cream with Oreos mixed in and chocolate truffle cream...
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My Ultimate Christmas Playlist: Christmas Time is Here

I probably should’ve included the whole A Charlie Brown Christmas album on this playlist. While A Christmas Story is a very close second, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been my favorite Christmas special for as long as I can remember. One year, Grandpa recorded the TV broadcast, using the same big-huge VCR that he...
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My Ultimate Christmas Playlist: Yo! Ho Ho

Ah, yes. Early 90s Christian hip hop Christmas music. Yup. There was such a genre. It was very niche-specific. And I think it only consisted of one album. And I owned that album. Don’t judge. It was the early 90s. Yeah, the song’s kind of corny. But so...
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2013 in one photo

I have found the perfect photo that best encapsulates 2013. It’s this photo of a whole bunch of clocks. 2013, more than any year in recent memory, has been defined by time. Aiden became a teenager. Aly became a middle schooler. Mihret started Kindergarten. Christy and I celebrated...
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