Monthly Archive: February, 2013

“Time is Love”

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Earlier today, Skipper Halstead tripped over a broom he was making (don’t ask us how) and smacked right into our stereo, built circa 1992. The dial changed from “All the Best Jazz Standards,… Continue reading

Be an Active Dad, Despite After-Work Exhaustion

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Another day at the office or broom factory or mine or whatever–you’re tired. You just want to come home and relax with your family. And then you get home, and you realize that… Continue reading

Quick Skip #4: Fall in Love a Little

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The key to disciplined living is disciplined thinking. The key to disciplined thinking? Keeping some of that wild and crazy heart stuff around. Enjoy these lyrics from that great writer of standards, Cole… Continue reading

I Am X-Years-Old

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You don’t always act like a man. And you should probably be ashamed. Sometimes you get dangerously angry. Or pitiably sad. Or boyishly excited. Maybe you even dip into depression or jump to… Continue reading

Quick Skip #3: Responsibility Sculpts You

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This is third in a series from Skipper Reneau. Read more of his stuff at michaelreneau.com. On some days it’s easy for me to look at all this and feel awfully full of… Continue reading

Skiposium: On Gratification

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We all got raises at the Broom Factory yesterday, either that or the minimum wage was raised again. Anyway, as the boys collected paychecks–now equivalent to what they were in December thanks to… Continue reading

A Lifetime of Little, Everyday Moments

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*This is the second post in a series from Skipper Reneau. Read more of his thoughts at michaelreneau.com. Don’t live for the big moments. I think those of us who are inclined to… Continue reading

Tales from the Skipped: Skipper Reneau on Holding On to Your Rear End

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*Note from the Broom Factory: This is the first in series of posts by Skipper Reneau. The Communications Manager at Summit Ministries, Reneau stopped in to inspect the factory and give the manager,… Continue reading

The Great Toddler Hike

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With the blossoming of her new photography business, my wife started hinting that she may have to leave town for a wedding, should the opportunity present itself. I told her that was fine—great… Continue reading

Don’t Kill Time; Resurrect It!

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When you’ve got a minute to spare, and you probably have more than you think, don’t “kill time.” Your time is dear–it’s your life, after all, and your family needs you to spend… Continue reading