Why It All Matters To Me

My awesome granddaughter stopped by to see her grandpa (and grandma) on Sunday. She was deliriously tired, acting all kinds of silly. I snapped this photo. People wonder why I get passionate about politics and care so much about making progress and advancing this country, well here is your answer. I have several new posts coming, check back later today.

Photo by Extreme Liberal


Saturday Morning Stalling – Smart Granddaughter Photos

I’m working on a piece that I think is pretty good, but I’m feeling pressure to help out around the homestead, so I’ll get it up later when the warden gives me a few minutes. But until then, please enjoy one of the latest pictures of my brilliant granddaughter, who, when pulling into our driveway the other day, said “Bumpa”. Which is me, you know? For a 14 month old to be able to associate a place with a person like that seems pretty amazing to me. I guess she isn’t saying “Momma” or “Grandma” much these days, mostly just “Bumpa”. I think she misses me. :)

I’m calling this The Phone Series.

Photos by Extreme Liberal

Happy Father’s Day – Cute Granddaughter Edition

I’ve started writing about my fathers, both my real father who died when I was 6 years old and my step-father who died a couple years ago, who became my dad when I was 14. Both were amazing men and had a very positive impact on my life. I am also very grateful and blessed to have had a Big Brother, Jack, from Big Brothers of America (now Big Brothers/Big Sisters). All 3 of those men had a lot to do with who I am. Thanks guys!

I have never had any children, but I am the step-father to an awesome woman who is the mother of my equally awesome granddaughter. Below are some pictures of my granddaughter that have been texted to me over the last couple of days. She’s pretty cool. We are watching her next weekend, I can’t wait.

At the zoo, the first time seeing an alligator, pretty much sums it up!
Cool kid! Always curious!
Her mom says she likes camping!
Time to blow some bubbles!

I may get the other post up later today, but I may not. I don’t want to rush it and I have a lot of work to do on a video project. Fun work, but work non-the-less.