Black Friday?

I’ve looked forward to this day with more anticipation than I have in years, and I won’t step foot in a store. With childlike enthusiasm, I’ve looked forward to officially beginning the Christmas season – playing our Christmas CD’s, putting up our Fraser Fir tree, decorating the house, and celebrating the season with my family…

Preferred

Words are powerful. They have the power to invoke memories, images, and ideas that their writer, or speaker, may or may not have intended. Consider the word “abandoned.” In yesterday’s post, about the Paulraj family, I wrote this sentence: What if you learned his parents abandoned him? A reader shared the following comments, I wouldn’t…

Extraordinary!

Would your heart break if your child was born without eyelids? Would you cry if he had a cleft palate? What would you think if his nose was severely deformed? What if he wasn’t yours? How would you feel then? What if you learned his parents abandoned him he was available for adoption?What would you do?…

Stronger than all Obstacles

Who among us hasn’t had to overcome something? Moving to a new town, starting a new job, adjusting to life after a spinal cord injury, losing a loved one, a spouse walking out, learning you have a disease, getting fired, breaking your arm, feeling depressed, realizing you cheated on your diet again, seemingly working in…

What’s wrong with Sandusky’s actions?

What you are about to read will make you uncomfortable. It centers around the tragic events that allegedly occurred in State College, PA for more than a decade. I feel safe in assuming you know of what I speak. The most troubling aspect is the alleged pedophile started a non-profit to help disadvantaged youth, and used it as…

What’s wrong with Sandusky’s actions?

(Updated 2:25PM) What you are about to read will make you uncomfortable. It centers around the tragic events that allegedly occurred in State College, PA for more than a decade. I feel safe in assuming you know of what I speak. The most troubling aspect is the alleged pedophile started a non-profit to help disadvantaged youth, and used…

Will it live up to the Hype?

You  might have heard about a football game being played this Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I don’t think WWII received as much media attention as LSU vs. Alabama. It’s the latest manifestation of hyperbole. Gary Danielson will be calling the game and was on the Dan Patrick show this morning. Dan asked him if…

Happy Birthday to Me

Just for fun, I’ve made a list of the Top Ten people who share my birthday (not including folks I know personally). In descending order: 10) Adolf Dassler: The man who started the Adidas company. I’m not brand loyal to any shoe or shirt company, but I really the trademark three stripes on the Adidas gear.…

21 Pairs

  A friend writes a blog about her experience parenting four little boys. A recent post made me laugh, and I thought you might enjoy it. Just a little levity for those with multiple boys, like me, or for those who wonder what it’s like. Just click the link below to read the post. Enjoy. DefKahn 6…