Summer of beards

Things have changed since I last posted. I married my high school sweetheart after 37 years and am now living on the other side of the country.

I now have three young-adult step children, totaling five in college. Yes, more Top Ramen for me.

My three boys showed up for summer vacation looking like extras for a Grizzly Adams movie sequel. Three degrees of beards. My identical twins used to look different but now it’s easy to mistake them, especially when you see their profiles.

Photo: Getting country crazy in Nashville after the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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One of my twins is taking off for a study abroad program in Germany. His older brother went to Hong Kong for a year, and now Deutschland is on the horizon. I expect we’ll all be heading that way over the next 12 months. I love adventure. I need to start drinking beer. So I’m told.

All for now.