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second innocence

  Parenting is tough at times.   An unscripted adventure, full of interruptions, tantrums, screams, petulant foot stomping, and when the kids are there, they certainly don’t make it any easier either. Parenting is not for the faint of heart.  However, if you take the...

run and hide

  I have a bad habit of shutting down.  Several things have to go wrong in rapid succession for that to happen, but sometimes and inevitably they do, and that’s when I run and hide. From everyone and everything. I know I do it. I’m sometimes aware that I’m going to do...

sometimes it all goes wrong

  Sometimes it all goes wrong and yesterday it did. Maybe the above statement is a touch melodramatic, but the late afternoon was certainly not very pleasant. On afternoons like this, I really struggle as a father. I struggle because there is no manual. There is no...

don’t give up

  Don’t give up. Don’t give up your dreams and don’t you dare plan a yard sale. Don’t ever give up on yourself. No matter what. There will always be another day. There will always be another moment. To fix what’s broken. To repair, repurpose, and reconsider. Time is...

entanglement with Latin

  I don’t really want to write about yesterday, but now that I have some food in my belly and the coffee is aromatically tickling my senses, I am open to the possibility. I’m not sure if this will have any value, but I have learned that I cannot be trusted to see the...