This year is going to have some tough, terrible days. There, I said it. January 1, and I just said the thing none of us wants to think about heading into the New Year. You are going to fight with a friend or spouse this year. You are going to get news about your health,... Continue Reading →
3-1 It’s your fault.
I suppose that parenting and teaching clichés will never go away, even the ones that we all promised ourselves we would never use. I can remember telling myself that I would never say "because I said so," but try as I might, my four year old still manages to get that one out of me... Continue Reading →
Talking to Both of Him
Some of the purest education, and entertainment, in my life is watching my daughters interact with their friends. Their imagination in play and conversation has more than once left me laughing. Their straightforward, often "too" literal, thinking, has taught me my fair share of lessons as well. Their descriptions of people and events are often... Continue Reading →
There are few things that feel better than making a plan or commitment, knowing it will be difficult, and then following through and seeing the task completed. On the contrary, few things are more personally disappointing, and publicly embarrassing then not being able to follow through on a promise. Credibility is the foundation for trust... Continue Reading →
Now, it concerns us.
Growing up in an area that was steeped in Civil War history, I suppose my love for tales of that era is not all that unique. I know I am not alone in saying I thoroughly enjoy reading not only the history and first-hand accounts, but also historical fiction that is based in that time... Continue Reading →