Why in the world would you want to be normal?

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I prefer to be interesting, not normal.

Sometimes my sons make interesting observations

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Riley and I riding in a NYC Taxi — never a dull ride.

Why we settle for normal

We made fun of kids who were not normal

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Keating Family Photo circa 1979. We were a somewhat normal family.

I did not listen to normal music at your age

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Stiff Little Fingers in concert during their 40th anniversary tour.

University life was a whole different world

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UVa was a great place to go to college. I greatly enjoyed my time there.

Finding my own normal in college

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College graduation picture with several of my fraternity brothers.

Learning discipline in the Army ROTC Program

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Army ROTC cadets training in Scotland. Good times.

The military was an eye-opening experience for me

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It was an honor to serve in the 82nd Airborne Division.

I was trained to do stuff that is not normal

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Sign at entrance to US Army Ranger School. This sign is absolutely true.

I saw parts of the world that are not normal

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I was assigned to Tuzla base camp both times I went to Bosnia.

I moved around a lot which is not normal

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Living in Germany was an awesome experience. Photo of Iphofen town gate.

We settled for a decade of normal

I prefer to be interesting

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Leader and learner. Father of two young men. Novice blogger, www.lettertosons.com, Founder of All The Way Leadership! http://www.allthewayleadership.com/

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