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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Humility has brought me some well-bought comfort in the face of the occasional clumsy expense. For example, Father's Day is fast approaching. Without being aware, I made plans for that weekend … to be out of town. I’ll be traveling to North Carolina to attend the US Open golf tournament— yes, THE US Open. One of the most prestigious annual contest in professional golf, which, for a golf-addicted American man like myself, is. However, I nearly ruined the entire mind-blowingly cool experience. I almost booked myself to miss spending Father’s Day with my family.

As a young father, the gravity of my oversight might have passed me by. Now being older and wiser (well, older for sure), I paid the “bad planning” fee and changed my flight without a second thought. You see, my devoted and patient wife has helped me understand that the grandeur of Father’s Day is in celebrating that you are a father and cherishing the things that make you a father. So, after a couple days of seeing some of our nation's best golfers up close and personal, I will be locked in to the best imaginable Father’s Day-- filled with Blue Goose NY strip on the grill, Old Chub Scotch Ale (my current favorite – such good beer!) in the cooler, and the two most amazing ladies by my side. Melissa and Raine: you two are the best plans a guy could ever have. Happy Father’s Day!