The Christmas Chronicles (Pt 2): A Father’s Love

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As I mentioned in the first installment of The Christmas Chronicles, we’re fans of Christmas around here. We watch the cheesy Hallmark movies, take in the lights and enjoy every moment, any way we can. In fact, before starting work each day, my first two office tasks are to plug in the revolving Christmas tree and the Walden Woods snow …

The Christmas Chronicles (Pt. 1): I Don’t Care That . . .

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Sitting in my home office with a Christmas tree to my right and a “Walden Woods” snow scene in front of me, there’s no doubt we’re a family that loves Christmas. The lovely Mrs. KirkWalden.Com has outdone herself this year and our home is a Christmas wonderland. Every year however, I run across those who want to tamp down the …

“Wonder” is Worth It

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The lovely Mrs. Walden and I don’t get out to movies too often. With two young sons (ages 10 & 8), a “night at the movies” is quite an undertaking–especially when I’m often on the road (or in the air). If we do go to the movies, it’s usually to see something with the boys; which likely means an animated …

Thanksgiving Confession: Iron Bowl Edition

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Thanksgiving weekend confession today: If I’m not careful, Thanksgiving can be, for me, an almost overlooked holiday. Fact is, I’m a football fan (Auburn University, to be specific) and while Thanksgiving is enjoyable, it’s also Iron Bowl weekend. For those uninitiated in the lore of Auburn football, the Iron Bowl is the Auburn-Alabama game (or for Alabama fans, “the Alabama-Auburn …

Am I Soaring? Or Sitting by the Runway?

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Flying into Roswell, New Mexico the other day I had a surreal experience. No, not aliens from Area 51 (although the Hertz counter had alien caricatures on the wall). As we approached Roswell International Air Center, I saw dozens and dozens of commercial aircraft–of all sizes–sitting out in fields and on tarmacs. Dozens. Almost all of them from American Airlines. …