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June 14 2016

Below is more from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. This is where we define and own what we mean by family and parenting. Over time we will be posting most of the[…]

November 23 2015

Holidazed weather shifts invitations arrive decorations appear joyful, joyful is the call joy does not always come though somehow I make it through memories of loved ones departed bring back grief and heartache family resentments are added to the hidden pile of[…]

March 21 2015

March 21, 2015 “To love another person is to see the face of God.” The lyrics to the climax of Les Miserables and a line, when sung well, gives me the feels every time. This evening we had the pleasure[…]

March 11 2015

March 11, 2015 Our girls make us laugh. This evening during dinner the three of them were on a roll. Covering everything from how each of their lives: oldest, middle, and youngest, was the hardest to live to who could[…]

March 9 2015

March 9, 2015 #Parentbrag = a double edge sword. Our family, like many others around the country have been and will be receiving word from colleges about acceptances and financial aid. This is both a stressful and exciting time as[…]

March 7 2015

March 7, 2015 Some stories are not mine to share. While some may think that I overshare quite, rest assured that the internet does not know all of my secrets. The frequency with which I engage on social networks combined[…]

September 15 2013

What do you get when you cross a bored middle child, a bunch of extra family pictures and a blank kitchen wall? You get this . . .

March 21 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

March 20 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

March 19 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

February 26 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

February 21 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

February 20 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

February 19 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

January 8 2013

I am a firm believer in building community by helping good folks get the word about projects that they are working on. Today, I want to help spread the word about MaryAnn McKibben Dana and her new book, Sabbath in the Suburbs[…]

December 23 2011

Like many people celebrating Christmas, whether as a spiritual discipline or social experience, there is no calm before the storm for me. In fact, it seems like Christmas Eve EVE might even be the storm before the calm. Every year I commit[…]

December 1 2011

[moor-ing] one’s stability or security 21 years ago, on a chilly Saturday San Francisco morning in December, my lovely bride and I gathered with our family and friends to get all hitched and stuff.  With tears flowing – born of shock AND joy – we[…]

April 2 2008

There is something about Opening Night in baseball.  Last night Eldest and I went the A’s home opener with dad and Junie against those dastardly Boston Red Sox.  Eldest is still learning the etiquette of baseball rivalries.   Every once in[…]

May 13 2007

Okay so now that there has been ample conversation about Why I should leave my beloved Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination I figure it is time to articulate why I choose to stay Presbyterian.  My TOP 10 Reasons for remaining part[…]