Category Archives: Friends

And Out Like a Lamb

While March may have roared in with rain and snow, it has yielded to a mild and dry spring as it exits quietly. The middle and end of this month have flown by with some of the most fun that … Continue reading

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Healing and Recovering

As winter considers belching one more cold front before spring officially rolls in next week, the Kisers are healing up and almost ready to resume our normal lives. For the past four months, we’ve been tiptoeing around our usual activities … Continue reading

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Ian’s Favorite Prayer

Prayer can be a really hard concept to teach to adults, let alone children. Ian’s been asking some tough questions lately. Particularly at Christmas, when he asked why he couldn’t see God in the nativity scene set up in the … Continue reading

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Let me tell ya ’bout the best friends…

Brinn’s carpal tunnel and nerve damage to his elbow has worsened recently, so his surgeon has scheduled surgery for next Thursday. Two weeks out from surgery, Brinn started brining pork loins and preparing to smoke a feast so I called … Continue reading

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Different River, Different Man

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” –Heraclitus, Greek philosopher While Brinn and I have been working on maintaining a positive outlook regarding the end of 2016, … Continue reading

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Fare thee Well 2016

If you scroll through any Facebook feed, you’re likely to see a barrage of posts likening 2016 to a force cutting a path of destruction through the lives of many. I’m not sure I like to jump on the bandwagon … Continue reading

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Hopping Through Halloween

Ian wanted to be a door for Halloween this year. I’m not exactly sure how he came to this decision, but eventually we were able to dissuade him and he decided on dressing as a frog. Then we ran into … Continue reading

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Land of the Noon Day Sun

The Nantahala River gorge, in Bryson City, North Carolina, winds its way through the most beautiful scenery one can possibly view during a whitewater paddle. Despite the roadside access during the entire 8 miles of this run, boaters enjoy breathtaking … Continue reading

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To the Corn Maze!

A brief recount of Ian’s adventure to the corn maze. Continue reading

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Hometown Throwdown

Tom, an ambassador for World Kayak, puts on about 4 Hometown Throwdowns for kayakers every year. He tries to rotate these to different locations to appeal to different types of boaters by sometimes offering a rodeo, other times a race, … Continue reading

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