Category Archives: Recommendations

Fleta’s Cupboard

My wife, Marci, comes from a long line of strong women. Marchelle Louise Anderson-Asp, daughter of Fleta Louise Hettinger-Anderson… daughter of Virginia Beatrice Fackler-Hettinger… daughter of Fleta Marie Pittinger-Fackler… daughter of Ida Belle Baker-Pittinger… Going all the way back to … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Hikes of 2021

It’s that time of the year for retrospection. After posting my Top Ten Songs of 2021 and Top Ten Books of 2021, I’m following the pattern that I established in previous years, turning my attention to hikes that I’ve been privileged to enjoy … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Songs of 2021

It’s that time of year for retrospection. Earlier this month, I shared some observations regarding my and my family’s musical preferences and listening patterns from 2021. But, those observations were heavily influenced by circumstances and frequency — and I honestly don’t feel … Continue reading

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The Asp Family Christmas Anthology

For twenty-five years, now, I’ve developed and maintained a tradition of writing a new story for Christmas. So this year, with the 25th edition of this tradition celebrated on the 25th day of December, I gave each member of my … Continue reading

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