Life Stories

Reflections on my upbringing, fatherhood, and trying to be a better person.

Kids 1, Quarantine 0

I am writing you from a makeshift hunting blind on the outer edge of my backyard. My sons Silas and August sit cross-legged beside me in the cool grass. Silas holds a yellow mason’s string tied to a twig 30 yards away. The twig props a cardboard box leaning upside down over rabbit pellets. Rabbit …

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The Legend of Jim and Lynn Kvidt

I grew up in a house with one bathroom and three sisters. Add my mom and dad and you don’t have to be a mathematician to know that’s an equation begging for logistical problems. Easier jobs have been given to air traffic controllers.