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Paddy GoGo

He may have been born at just under three pounds, but you’d never know it. Even when he was in the NICU, Patrick was always on the go, squirming away in his incubator.  It earned him the nickname Squirm Worm from one of his nurses, Krista (also a golfer). Ever...

A New Chapter

It’s fitting that the first of our triplets to come home from the hospital after being born 9 weeks early is the first to exit the nest and head to college. Today we moved Maggie in to her dorm at the University of Connecticut, which holds a special place in my...

The Daily Smile—Time Travel Dream

Have you ever had a really awesome dream and not want to wake up from it? I did last night. It was one of those dreams where after I woke up I was disappointed that I wasn’t still in it. I traveled back in time to the 1980s and went back to my hometown of...

The Daily Smile Day 9-Does it Count?

It’s fair to say that this Easter is unlike any I can remember. Instead of heading to a church for mass, we watched a live stream on TV. To add to the realism, Nicole came in a few minutes late and Maggie showed up during the closing hymn.  I decided to dress up...

The Daily Smile Day 8—The Rule of 3s

The sun was shining through the window of our bedroom this morning and I must say it was a very pleasant way to wake up. As I smiled at the warmth hitting my face, I heard the unmistakable sound of my dog Murphy coming up the stairs. He’s been sleeping...