Tag Archives: joy
Summer evokes lots of feelings for Americans. Maybe it’s the first time we saw a baseball game with dad, or hanging at the neighborhood pool and finally talking to that crush you really liked during the school year or just … Continue reading
Visited my dad’s grave on Memorial Day. Julia and I took our two youngest and our daughter’s friend Jessie, who we call our second daughter. We put flowers in the ground next to my dad’s marker from the U.S. Army. … Continue reading
I’ve always been a fan of the Declaration of Independence. There’s such a wealth of thought expressed very concisely. In my mind, it’s the model for political literature of any age. The best known part of this document is the … Continue reading
How many parents out there have used this line: I’m only looking out for your best interest. And you know, no matter how often we say that or explain how that’s true, our kids, and especially teenagers it seems, will question the veracity of that statement. Somehow what we’re asking them to do, say clean their rooms or take out the trash, has to do with our self-interest not their best.