When your 6-year-old emails your boss

James Werne at The Voyage

My son James absolutely loves to email. He’s only six. He’s in Kindergarten. You may recall he is one of those “Coaster Crazies.” He can’t get enough. Remember Ralphie from A Christmas Story? And how when he’s describing the Red Ryder BB gun he wants for Christmas, it’s all one word? James is the same way…

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It helps to have an understanding spouse

Thought you’d get a kick out of this, from my pal Mike in Louisville, who has an understanding spouse: I had just turned off the lights last night and I said, “Five months from tomorrow!” I thought my wife, Michelle, was asleep but she was not. She asked me what I was talking about. I…

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A-topping we will go!

Voyage construction

Driving south on Highway 162 will never look the same. The VBC (Very Big Crane) will get quite a workout today. We know the height of the crane now. Steve left me a highly informational voicemail message: Hey, Paula! The crane has a 170-foot boom. And a 30-foot jib. Although you probably don’t know what…

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A coaster nut, nearly cracked

Spending all of Friday with the crew from National Geographic Channel was great fun. Incredibly hot, though. It was around 90 degrees and quite humid. Poor Quinn, the associate producer. She’d packed clothes based on normal late-September Midwestern temperatures. (Most of the crew hailed from California.) I took a bunch of photos and will put…

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A tall tale

James Werne at The Voyage

My youngest child spent his final four in utero months riding around Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari as Mommy took reporters and travel writers on tours of the parks. When my ob/gyn figured out how significant a baby was on the way, he offered to speed things up a bit. Sweet Baby James was 12…

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