Category Archives: Parenting

The Glass Half Empty


I have to admit that I am not likely to ever be the poster child for optimism. Let’s face it: a glass half empty really is just that. Assuming there’s no free refills and no waitress to top it off, the … Continue reading

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He is Risen!


I often find myself, like most people, consumed with everyday life. Issues at work, with family and the constraints of time and of money seemingly engage in an endless fight for opportunity to weigh upon my mind. Stress attacks from all sides and, unfortunately, often from … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons I May or May Not Belong Among Society’s Elite


I am not the most confident guy in the world, but at the same time I have to admit to being a little full of myself at times. How does this happen? Relative to the general population, what is there about me … Continue reading

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Ten Signs My Life is Not My Own


I’m not getting any younger. In fact, I’m getting down-right old. I’ll be fifty-one in a couple of months; if that doesn’t sound old to you, it’s probably because you’re older than that. When I met my future in-laws in 1983, … Continue reading

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Freshly Pressed But Still Bedraggled


Last Sunday evening I published my latest post, The Ten Other Greatest Inventions of All Time. Early Monday afternoon, I came home after work and checked my email for any notices from WordPress about likes or comments about it. There’s something very … Continue reading

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Cat’s in the Cradle


I don’t remember my father being around that much as I was growing up. I’m sure he was there from time to time, but I just don’t recall much in the way of interaction as a child. He was in the … Continue reading

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That’s My Boy


My son came into this world fifteen months after the birth of our first child ( see Wedding Bells are Clanking). Unlike the first pregnancy, this time we knew the gender of our child; to say I was excited to … Continue reading

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