Geckos. Next time let’s raise geckos. We don’t mean it, but sometimes we think it. Every parent thinks it. Well, probably not exactly that, because that whole “let’s raise geckos instead” thing is a pretty strange way to say it. But some version of it. Every parent thinks some version of it. Because, parenting. Because […]
My eyes open. My first thought is, Maddie and Flaun will be worried, I’ve been gone so long. Then the thought, How could I possibly know it’s been a long time? I have no idea what time it is. I look up and see a nurse. He is typing fast and diligently looking at a […]
Wednesdays are “resource day” here, which got me to considering what that should mean. Usually it will mean a description of a tool I found helpful, or links to cool and interesting sites. Today, though, I’m stuck on that “meaning” thing. [Don’t mind me; I’m like that. Some people think I’m obsessive about meaning, but […]
Lives are messy. A life is like a story, but an unfinished, unending, ever-evolving story where the beginning, the middle, and the end don’t follow a tidy plot line. If we are lucky, we learn important lessons that, if we are even luckier, we can share with others.
This week seems to be a week for reawakening. It also seem to be a week for honoring friends, mentors, and others who have touched me and changed my life for the better. Yesterday I posted Ernie Stech’s story, and today I received in the mail – yes, snail mail! – from him a collection […]
A few weeks ago, in my post What Does the Word “Dad” Bring to Mind?, I introduced you to 5 of my 7 children. Today’s post is about Gabriel Liam, our angel. It was a hard post to write in a way that communicates what I want to say, and it may be a hard […]
Yesterday I wrote my responses to the question from Gay Hendricks’ book, The Five Wishes, “If you were on your deathbed, how would you answer, ‘Was your life a complete success?’” Today I’ll tell a part of the story of writing out those answers, because it says something about intention, in the context of my […]