The Joy of Living

The Joy of Living is one of the most elusive of all endowments. Why? Just watch a child and you’ll find your answer. Having a child (9-year old boy) in our home is a daily reminder. We all, at least I do, need daily reminders of this simple fact, don’t we? Why? Because life is […]

My Son’s Pain Update

Last night after delivering a Web Seminar, I picked up our third-grade son, like every other day. Except Wednesday, we have Catechism. He’s a student and I’m a junior assistant deputy teacher. Miss Jane runs the class, and I sort of help by staying out of the way and pitching in here and there. Anyway, […]

I Don’t Know How to Start

A lifetime of learned behaviors. Life is hard. And mostly difficult. And busy. And distracting. Some days, maybe while watching a movie or TV show, we see a Family that seems to have it all together and wonder why we can’t live like that. It’s a movie, okay? It’s not real. Yet perhaps there’s some […]

Failing?

Failing? Probably. It weighs heavy on my soul and heart. I’d really like to be a better: Son Brother Nephew Uncle Yet after decades of learned behavior, there’s a struggle deep down inside that seems overwhelming. Overwhelming, yes. Impossible, no. The people involved in this are going to have to want this too. It takes […]