Don't try to figure out a pattern to my blogging. There isn't one.
At first glance, it seems like the Bible puts a significant emphasis on avoiding conflict. “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. […]
On some occasion when you might consider strangling your teenager, please don’t. Because they might give you grandkids someday. Also remind yourself often that most teenagers are really just trying to […]
There are a ton of things you take for granted that would be empowering to your ten-year-old son or daughter. That includes stuff you learned so long ago that you […]
Consider yourself warned. Don’t miss it. Don’t go overboard. Find a nice middle ground. And for heaven’s sake get all shopping and ordering out of the way a week before […]
Dear fellow life sojourners: The above piece — begun decades ago and finished last night — seems more timely than ever. I coined the term “Carpe Annum” back in 1995. Its intended […]
Dear Creative Friends: Having written more than two million published words, you may be surprised to hear that I could easily toss my MacBook Pro out the window and not […]
When our son, Randy, was in kindergarten, he told Rita he wanted to be Superman for Halloween. How could she say no to that? Early in October, the two of […]
Generations ago, the boundaries were clear. He was the breadwinner. She was the homemaker. In many ways, it’s a good thing those boundaries are not quite so clear anymore. Both […]
Here’s a sneaky reason not to miss Back-to-School Night. Sure, you’ve been there and done that. It can seem like the same old blah, blah, blah. But you really should […]
Here’s the context. Rita is out of town for a few days. Hanging out in Phoenix with a couple of old friends from high school. Me, I’m just trying to […]
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