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The Side of the House is a blog by Robert Kloska. He has no delusion that his blog is any good. He also realizes that the Side of the House violates lots of best practices in blogging. But he's not trying to be a professional blogger. Rather, he's just sharing his sincere thoughts. Your comments, encouragement, and differing points of view are welcome. This blog is simply an extension of what actually occurs on the side of the Kloska house in South Bend, Indiana. You are most welcome here! House rules: 1) You must be a person of goodwill; and 2) You must try be friendly and polite to everyone. In person, Robert is usually known as "BK", "Bobby", or "Bob." Nobody really calls him Robert despite the fact that he really likes that name. ;)

This Hit Me Hard as a 15 Year Old Kid

One of the best things we did in our family growing up was to memorize poems...

Self-Discipline is NOT the Key to My Success

In 2018, I took responsibility for my own health in a way that I have never done before. I averaged nearly 8 hours of sleep per night, drank 7 times more water than I had been drinking previously,  and ate... Continue Reading →

The Pain of Christmas

This morning at 7:00 a.m. Mass, I offered my prayers for everyone who is lonely or hurt or suffering during this Christmas Season. This post is for all those people who find this holiday season painful. Christmas is like a... Continue Reading →

What Goes Into A College Football Postgame Report? Here’s a Rare Behind the Scenes Look

Usually I share important things here on the Side of the House, things that pertain to life, love, happiness, God, and death. This is not about anything like that. It's just for fun!

The Sculptor and the Chisel

Not going to lie. Life is hard. Sometimes I get discouraged.

Righting a Past Wrong: In Praise of Water!

Water is amazing if you take the time to think about it.

Take Note, Kids.

Study this photo. This is what true love looks like.

I am an Idiot

Rarely do I cross-post my stuff on Linkedin, but since I'm writing about being an idiot I figured it would be okay.

Farewell, Good Friend. Thanks, Kloska Siblings, for 15 Wonderful Years!

The end of an era comes with a brutal finality that caught even the toughest adolescent boys in our house by surprise. (Be sure to view the video tribute)

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