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Happy Father’s Day Ugly Kid Joe Style

I am the proud father of three great kids.  I know it might be a bit pervasive to write about myself on dad’s day but this is meant to be a tribute to all father’s out there. To my dad, Nick. To my step-father and the man who taught me how to be a man, Mike. To my grandpa, who …

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Forto’s Fort: Bearing of Crosses

Ognuno porta la sua croce Every man has his cross to bear Basically it means that everyone has to carry their own burden/responsibilities in life. So with Tyler up in Alaska learning to do things that he has never had to do in the ‘big city’ I think the picture is a poignant example of transforming a boy into a …

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Dog Quotes

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” – Mark Twain

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Forto’s Fort: Thar She Blows!

Homeownership in the Great White North of Alaska has it’s advantages. And it’s disadvantages… Picture this: you are just finishing up with your daily morning constitutional and something is just not right. You hear burbling and it sounds like Ole’ Faithful is in your bathroom. I open the shower door in the downstairs “guest” bathroom–well technically the guest bathroom but …

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Freshly pressed, hopes and dreams…

I can’t say how grateful I am for the opportunity to be Freshly Pressed on WordPress.com yesterday. The post was just a short piece about my first training run of the summer with my sled dog team up in Alaska. I didn’t think much of it when I wrote it. I just wanted to share the experience with my readers. …

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Dog Quotes

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” – Unknown

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