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Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

Fall Photoshoot

In the waning days of fall... before the winter winds blow and the snow falls, we FINALLY got a family photoshoot. I say FINALLY because I'm always convinced I can shoot one myself and Suzi ...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

We Make Traffic Stops, too...

In Suzi's position at MACC, she gets to work with a number of very cool people and the industries they teach; from nursing to welding to IT to electronics and robots. She also supports LETC....
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

Branding Yourself

After visiting a friend's house a few weeks ago, I got a text that their daughter had pointed to a bottle on the counter and said, "Look, Scott left something here."It was not my bottle... i...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

V-Day Boxes: Rants & Confessions

It started long before Cooper's first day of school. When I witnessed my first modern Valentine's Day box a few years ago, I was, in a word... appalled.I could NOT believe the effort these p...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

Sasha Hlavac: One Year Later

  Just over a year ago we lost Suzi's mom, Sasha Hlavac.  Sasha grew up in humble surroundings in a far corner of Prague, Czech Republic, blanketed by geopolitical turmoil that history would...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

Ludmila "Ata" Munroe Memorial

If you knew her, as many of those over 50 certainly do around these parts, you knew there was something distinctly different emanating from that small frame. I met her much later in life, af...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

Turnin' Wrenches with Dad

Cooper came back from a recent birthday party with one thing in mind... He needed something. He'd driven the birthday boy's 12-volt 4-wheeler all night long and was hooked.I did my obligator...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

First Solo trip

Cooper has always been a momma's boy. Wait, let me emphasize this a little more...ALWAYS. BEEN. A. MOMMA'S. BOY.I couldn't do anything for him until a few months ago. Brush teeth? Bath? Food...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

The 1st Helo Ride

Every parent worth their diaper bag loves sharing new experiences with their kids. When Moberly's Chamber of Commerce hosted a fly-in at the airport, I was determined to get Cooper there and...
Solomon: The Early Years · 1Y ago

The Wall of Sound

Ironic that the impetus for a blog entry after 4 months of silence would be a sound system... and not just any system... The Dead's 1973-74 tour system.In honor of it's 40th birthday... The ...