Castles Made Of Sand :: When Parenting Meets Life-Planning…

We just got back from a spontaneous two-day trip to the beach. It was a desperately needed break from our other responsibilities to focus on our too often neglected, yet critically important, relationships within our own family. One of my favorite memories from the trip revolved around the classic, family activity of sandcastle building. Which. … Continue reading Castles Made Of Sand :: When Parenting Meets Life-Planning…

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The Crushing Weight Of Expectations

So, it’s Thursday and I’m just now getting to the blog post, which usually happens on Wednesday. I sincerely apologize to all of you who, I’m sure, were sitting at your computer all day, constantly refreshing the page in anticipation of this weeks post. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve felt very uncomfortable … Continue reading The Crushing Weight Of Expectations

The Empty Office Next Door (or maybe, Friends Are Friends Forever…kind of)

The office is empty. The desk is vacant. There is a line of dust on the bookshelf that reveals the place where books once rested. And my friend is gone... Off to the next leg of his journey, with his wife, baby and beloved bicycle in tow. I had known for the better part of … Continue reading The Empty Office Next Door (or maybe, Friends Are Friends Forever…kind of)

Brake Light Awareness :: Urgency vs. Importance

About two weeks ago a friend told me that the brake lights were out on my Ford Explorer. I still haven’t replaced them.  I did actually buy the new bulbs though. I can prove it. They are sitting inside the truck, where they have been since last Thursday. Now, before you start leaving “helpful” comments, … Continue reading Brake Light Awareness :: Urgency vs. Importance