Apr 26, 2013
TweetIt’s strangely and sadly quiet in our house tonight. This morning our cat, George, made one final trip to the veterinarian’s office. We knew he wouldn’t be coming home though I’m not sure what George knew.
We’ve had a cat in our home for 24 years. Long before we had kids, we decided we’d practice on a cat. On my first...
Dec 31, 2012
TweetFunny how when we were kids, it seemed like millennia passed between one Christmas and the next. But even kids begin to figure out that Einstein was right: the passage of time is relative— the school year drags on forever but summer vacation just flies by before you know it.
And with the passage of time comes a new year. A new...
Dec 24, 2012
TweetSince it’s Christmas Eve, I thought I’d share one of my favorite reminders of what Christmas is all about.
Dec 18, 2012
TweetI’ve always loved Christmas but as you get older, your perspective seems to change somehow.
When I was a kid, it would drive me crazy at my grandparents when not only did we have to wait until after dinner before we could open presents, the adults actually had the nerve to insist we wait until after they’d finished cleaning up...
Dec 11, 2012
TweetSomewhere along the line, you had a history teacher who did you a real disservice. He or she taught you that history is boring.
Yes, I’m generalizing, but if you’re like a lot of people I talk to, you think history is boring. Some history teacher convinced you that history is just a bunch of dates and names of dead people...
Dec 3, 2012
TweetI’m a procrastinator. When I say I’m a procrastinator, I mean that I’m a world-class procrastinator. If there were an Olympics for procrastination, I’d win a gold medal… except of course that I would never get around to filling out the application.
How bad am I? I bought a book over 10 years ago on how to quit...
Nov 26, 2012
TweetA lot of the people I talk with are frustrated by email. We can’t imagine living without it but there are many days where that sounds like a pretty good idea. While we were taught the proper etiquette for writing letters (back when people actually wrote, stamped and mailed letters), many of those rules just don’t apply to...
Nov 19, 2012
TweetAt some point in our lives we have to begin to evaluate what we believe and why. Too many people just wander through life without ever asking any tough questions about even their most cherished beliefs. And too many of those people are living merely adequate, ordinary lives when a few changes in their thinking and behavior could...
Nov 12, 2012
TweetI just bought a new GPS a few weeks ago and I soon realized that my new GPS may be too smart. It knows where the red light cameras are. It knows where the mobile speed camera zones are. It even recognizes voice commands. But I think my smarter GPS may be making me dumber.
The idea first occurred to me a few years ago when I was...
Nov 6, 2012
TweetToday is election day in the United States. You have a privilege and responsibility that many in the world don’t have. The right to vote is one that was bought and paid for by brave men and women for over 200 years, many of whom died to protect that right. But sadly, many who are eligible to vote today, won’t.