Overheard in the Wolfe House #303

June 9, 2016

Peggy: So how was horseback riding today? Were you back on Revenue? Sam: Yep, back on Revenue. Peggy: How was he? Sam: Revenue is back to his usual misdemeanors.

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #302

June 6, 2016

Peggy: How was it this afternoon with the puppy?   Sam (silently shaking his head): . . . . Peggy: Oh no. Did he have a bad day? Sam (still shaking his head): Oh, there are good things about him.

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Beef stew

June 3, 2016

There is an empty bottle of soy sauce, encased in a koozy, standing on the half wall between my cubicle and that of my longtime co-worker, Bj Lewis. Bj used to eat a lot of mandarin oranges. When he calls in his hamburger order for carry-out, he always has them put Swiss cheese on it. […]

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Then let me be brave in the attempt

May 30, 2016

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” — The Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath Before the Really Big Weather hit Bryan, we were there for Special Olympics last weekend. Sam has been competing in equestrian Special O since he was 12 years old. Yet, each year his instructors […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #301

May 7, 2016

(After passing another driver holding a penlight out the window on a Friday night #onlyinDenton) Paige: Huh? Peggy: Whatever floats your boat. Sam: Whatever floats Boaty McBoatface.

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True Blue Lacy

April 28, 2016

For the first time in 20 years, there are no dogs in my house. Except for a very short, disastrous period with a hyper Corgi named Tippy, we didn’t have dogs when I was growing up. But I loved dogs. I  studied all the different dog breeds. I read and re-read storybooks about dogs. I wanted dogs in my […]

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The little things, again

April 17, 2016

Yesterday Sam and I went to a funeral. They are always hard on us, and this one underscored both the hope and the cruelty that comes in the march of time. When it was time to go, Sam came out of his apartment clutching a tie he’d gotten from his brother, Michael. I didn’t consider […]

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8 Mile: random thoughts running the hills at Possum Kingdom

April 10, 2016

When all your favorite trails for training have been washed out, or are under water, and you haven’t run a real trail race in a year, take an 8-mile romp to get your footing back. It’s not too short. It’s not too long. It’s just right. Drive two hours to run two hours and you will be […]

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Sam rides barrels for the first time

April 2, 2016

Sam says “well, that was fun.”  

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Riding Western

March 28, 2016

Sam competed for the first time in Western style horseback riding at the North Central Texas College stock show last weekend in Gainesville. He competes with “able-bodied” riders from time to time to challenge himself. This was great practice for next weekend. The regional equestrian Special Olympics are being hosted by the stables where he […]

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