Month: December 2015

David Bowie Is: Response

David Bowie Is: Response

My daughter and I went to see David Bowie IsĀ at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago this weekend. As soon as we entered the exhibit on the 4th floor of the MCA among hundred of other Bowie fans, my teacher-brain turned on and I started soaking it all in. My daughter is a huge …

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The Christmas Edition 2015

The Christmas Edition 2015

This is our Christmas letter for 2015. I usually send one out, but hey, I’m paying for this website. I might as well make use of it, right? It has been an incredible year, and I say that without sarcasm or a single tinge of irony. Each year I live, I think that it cannot …

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Vitauts Take 26: Sunday Driving

Vitauts Take 26: Sunday Driving

After a few rather depressing posts about Gambling, I’m hoping to get back to the lighter side of life. The day after acquiring the Cadillac DeVille, I woke up on Sunday and asked dad if he wanted to go for a drive. It was a gorgeous morning with the sun shining and the promise of …

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Vitauts Take 25: Gambling III, The Casino

Vitauts Take 25: Gambling III, The Casino

I have been saving this one for last because this is the most egregious of Vitauts’ gambling vices. While he spends a few dollars on the fraudulent contests and a few dollars on the scratch tickets, he spends hundreds at the casino. I have idly sat by for the past year watching him go “Across …

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Vitauts Take 24: Gambling II, Scratch Tickets

Vitauts Take 24: Gambling II, Scratch Tickets

Scratch tickets. I remember when they first started in Nebraska. I was either in middle school or early in high school. I did a quick check, but the exact date isn’t readily available. I am trying to figure out why these kinds of gambling games are legal, while others are not? Mom always enjoyed scratch …

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Vitauts Take 22: Gambling Part I, Mail Fraud.

Vitauts Take 22: Gambling Part I, Mail Fraud.

This is one of the harder posts to share with the world, but I think what I have to say on this issue is important. If to no one else, then to me. Vitauts has always liked games of chance. From an early age, I watched him play poker, solo, solitaire and many other games …

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Vitauts take 21: Cadillac

Vitauts take 21: Cadillac

After deliberation, Vitauts decided to let the Mercury die. I had to explain the insurance situation a few times. Basically, he had three choices after we found out that the fuel pump was broken. 1) He could fix the car’s body damage and the fuel pump and end up paying $1,000 or more out of …

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Vitauts Take 20: The Car… again

Vitauts Take 20: The Car… again

As the mercury has fallen, so has dad’s Mercury Grand Marquis. After getting into his accident a few weeks ago, and as we wait patiently for the State Farm insurance people to call, the car has fallen into a state of disuse and perhaps a slow death cycle. As you may know from other posts, …

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