We love Scouting! The Conard Family We had a blast at Falley Scout Reservation during Cub Scout summer camp in 2020. John and Anne are working to earn their way to camp next summer with popcorn sales. Will you support our scouting adventures? Use these links to place an order and get popcorn shipped directly […]
With a 4.5 mile run today, I recorded 1,0002 activities with the RunKeeper app. I have had on and off seasons of running over the years. Here’s a snapshot of my mileage each month. One of the gaps in 2018 was when I switched to using MapMyRun for a bit. Now, I am day 260 […]
One of my favorite spaces in Kansas is Botanica. It is a beautiful community garden in downtown Wichita. I took this picture years ago on the way out of the Downing Children’s Garden. This garden’s design is for children with whimsical statues, musical instruments, and surprises around each corner on the path. When we lived […]
One of the jewels of the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation system is the Lake Shawnee Trail. Nearly every time I go for a run, I use it in some way. At times, a short loop around Tinman Circle and others around the entire lake with an extension down Berryton Road to reach my target […]
Here it is! 1 Second Everyday for March 2019. Enjoy!
It has been a heavy week, so here is something a bit lighter. 1 Second Everyday for February 2019. Enjoy!
Last year, I downloaded and began using 1 Second Everyday – Your Video Diary. I have found it to be a meaningful way for me to reflect on and remember the days of my life. So, here it is for 2018. Enjoy.
Our family has been pondering the possibility of a pet for some months now. Our children are getting old enough to be able to share in the responsibility and have brought up the subject from time to time. We all thought that a dog would be a good possibility, though Nicole and I could never […]
Today, I want to wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to my lovely bride, Nicole. I hope that your day is great – without or with a valentine.
Last week my son and I met Nicole for lunch at Chick-fil-A. This is a restaurant that has hospitality down pat and from which the church could draw helpful lessons. I have come to expect this when I go there to eat, but this time I had a surprise. We had ordered a Kid’s Meal […]
We enrolled our son in Kindermusik and Nicole takes him to class each week. A couple weeks ago they learned something that was new to me. Relaxation is a learned skill. It is not something that we are born knowing how to do. I recognize in myself a tendency to not allow myself to relax. It […]
You read that correctly, Raving Bull. This weekend I had the chance to go to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, KS. It was great to spend time with my family, see them win ribbons and spend time with Jeff, Amy and Ricky Slater. I love the State Fair – Pronto Pups, Domestic Arts building, […]