I have many friends that spend their summers in the northeast — a brilliant move. But some of us are stuck here in Texas during the most brutal months and need to find ways to survive. Here are some things that work for me . . . but if you have other tips for surviving […]
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But, I’ve gotta tell you . . . there is something to the bickering that adds dimension to their relationships. In their jockeying for position or insistence on being right, they’re figuring out what it means to resolve conflict. Bickering often happens when they’re bored, and since I believe that boredom is good for kids, […]
Without good men who step up and choose to love not just their own children, but also the children of others, our society would quickly crumble.
Sports and other activities have moved away from experience to expectation. And, my generation has encouraged this type of thinking because we’ve wanted you guys to feel good. We don’t want to keep score, or only issue trophies to the winning team because that would feel unfair. For goodness sake, what have we done to […]
Here you are safe, you are important, a critical piece of who we are and what we’re building. So put your head on my shoulder, wipe those tears on my sleeve, and hear what I have to say next, love. You’re not THAT important
I want to address your behavior at the recent fundraising dinner where I worked as a server at your table. I want to confront you for your obnoxious advances, and for the inappropriate way you grasped the back of my leg halfway between my knee and buttock.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to stop playing the comparison game. Honestly, I don’t think it’s possible. It’s a part of human nature. I’m here to tell you the opposite — you SHOULD compare your life to others. It can, in fact, make you a happier, more grateful person. It’s all about […]