Archive for the 'Family–Parenting' Category

Facebook Privacy Settings Take Another Step Toward Super Scary I awoke this morning and fired up the Mac to see what was new in the world. That of course led me to Facebook to see who had commented on anything I’ve posted in the past day or so and I couldn’t help but notice a […]

Veterans Day 2013: Thanks Dad, Mom and Families USAA, the military insurance company, has sort of backed into the theme of this post, almost by accident it seems, but in part because what they’re saying is true. When they have a dependent talk about “mine having been earned” through the service of another, they’re really […]

Some people already have Christmas trees up?! Yes, Virginia and everyone else, I already have put up a Christmas tree in my house. Actually, there’s one fully decorated, a Charlie Brown tree on the dining room table (I’ve dedicated the Charlie Brown tree to Claire Fassler-Tiffany, a friend from 7-9th grade in California who has […]

Thanksgiving 2013 – What Are You Thankful For? So we’re counting down to Thanksgiving 2013. And I ask, what are you thankful for this year? So much has changed in my world the past few years. There is much to be thankful for, and many things I should like to leave in the past. But […]

When Do You As A Parent Defend Your Student Worker From A Jackass? My eldest daughter, 16, took the initiative this January and went out and got herself a job. She wanted more freedom to have her own money to spend. She had plans for buying a car. She had high expectations and soon realized […]

One of my childhood favorites: PB&J and CHEETOS.   Growing up as a kid, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich went with Cheetos chips like milk and cookies. Mom would pack my lunch to take to school and add a bag of Cheetos. If I was lucky I could sneak a second bag.  Maybe a […]

Ever since he was on The Grammy’s last week, Glen Campbell‘s Gentle On My Mindhas been on mine. Who would have thought the irony would come to play when he found this song so many years ago and made it his forever?  He has Alzheimer’s and is on a farewell tour. I can’t tell you […]

Today is the day. Not because the movie, Courageous is now in theaters nationwide.  But because today might be the last day you have to step forward and show those who mean the most to you, that you love them, that you love God, and that you’ll do whatever you can to move mountains for […]

One of the best conversations I had to and from Atlanta this past weekend involved the literary term “writer’s voice,” with Sugar Milk: What one dad drinks when he can’t afford Vodka author Ron Mattocks. The panel he led with fellow authors John Cave Osborne and Jim Kukral also included the mention of the term […]

I don't believe in global warming.  Yes, we humans put out waste products that we shouldn't, but I think enough has been proven in recent months to show that many of our so-called "Climate Experts" have been cooking the books over the last 20-30 years and the whole damn thing is a hoax.    Sure, […]

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