Happy New Year! And Travel and parties, and….

by John McNichol January 16, 2017

1/16/17 Hey, all! Jeanna and I had a wonderful new years! Some new friends of ours, the H——-s, invited us over spontaneously for a NYE visit, along with some other folks from their parish, Mater Dei in Irving, TX. Jeanna had a wonderful time, especially! It was great to see her chatting with the ladies. […]

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At the Zoo…and…puppies?

by John McNichol December 30, 2016

Fri Dec 30/2016 Hey, all! Trying to find activities for a visiting college student and the rest of the family can be a challenging experience. “Well, KatieKat, you chose the Library the other day, what else would you like to do?” “Hmmm….the zoo?” Sounds good. Jeanna and I got up, made a nice breakfast for […]

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Christmas! Post Christmas! And other Stuff!

by John McNichol December 28, 2016

12/28/2016 Hey, all! Merry Christmas! Oldest and KatieKat flew out here for Christmas, and we had a good time.  Short? Yeah, but there’s often too much at these things to either do them justice or put them in the proper context. Oldest flew back on the 26th, KAtieKAt is here for about 2 more weeks. […]

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Date Night, and Merry Christmas!

by John McNichol December 19, 2016

December 19/2016 Hey, all! Lot happening the last little while: 1) Eaxms. My students finished them a few days ago, and I am still wading through finishing them (hope this is the day!) while doing the life-thing right before Christmas. While I was at work on Friday & the kids were done, I looked around […]

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Happy Birthday…Happy Advent, too!

by John McNichol December 13, 2016

12/13/16 Hey, all! lot in the last few weeks: 1) Jeanna’s birthday was a few days back! Great time- we managed to get everything on her list, and had a lovely little celebration for her in the dining room! Thanks to some of the good folks at the Irving Catholic Online Network (ICON for short), […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by John McNichol November 24, 2016

Nov 24th 2016 Hey, all! Well, the elections have come and gone, and SHE”S NOT THE PRESIDENT! We had a great party at our new lace last Saturday, inviting several of our old friends from College at Franciscan University who settled with their families in the Dallas area. Among them Daniel Barker, USAF and author […]

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Date nights and Train Travels!

by John McNichol November 12, 2016

11/11/16 Hey, all! I’ll post political stuff about the new president later. Tonight: I’ve been trying to find new stuff for us to do here, and fortunately Dallas doesn’t disappoint! A wrong turn on the way home got me at a local DART (the train into town) station, and that set me thinking… A little […]

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Happy Halloween!

by John McNichol November 3, 2016

11/3/16 Hey, all! We had our first Halloween in the Li’l ole’ state of Texas! Jamesy was a convict Christopherd was a martial arts guy. Calirebear was Ilsa from the movie Frozen I was…Vault Boy! From a popular video game series called Fallout. I was even able to get a working replica of the Pip […]

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Nice weekend!

by John McNichol October 14, 2016

10/14/16 Hey, all! Where to begin… The THS Blazers won last weekend! Playing great football, and I got to do the ‘Dab’ again …this time flanked by Susie and the Cheerleaders afterwards to celebrate! Unfortunately, they had me try a new dance afterwards on Monday called (ahem): Ju-Ju-On-The-Beat. Despite my attempts to learn from a […]

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Play the Ponies! Release the Anthology!

by John McNichol September 25, 2016

9/25/16 Hey, all! In writing news: less than a month before Image And Likeness,  the anthology of fiction themed with JPII’s Theology of the Body, hits the virtual shelves! My story, Two Kinds of People, is among the accepted pieces in the group. Great stuff, and I fully encourage everyone to get a copy & […]

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