Today, my son and I were driving down the road, listening to “Hippie Radio” when a song came on that I had never heard. Part of the tune was whistled. Taylor, who is twelve, said, “I like songs that have whistling in them.” I’m not sure why, but that made my whole body smile. (Do … More Ten Things on Tuesday from Twelve-Year-Old Taylor
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness from the Declaration of Independence, United States of America As I celebrate this Independence Day, I have never … More Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man. ~Robert Green Ingersoll On this Wisdom Wednesday, Independence Day is just around the corner here in America. I am grateful to live in what Francis Scott Key … More What light is to the eyes…
I happened to pass these flowers today, and went back to capture them. I have always loved flowers and I now realize that they are everywhere… even in places I would not expect them. These were just outside the restaurant where I had dinner with my children tonight. I am grateful that I have learned … More Simple Things
I meant to take a photo right as the odometer rolled over to 300,000. It has been a great car and it runs like a top. I am eager to see how many miles it will go.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu On this Wisdom Wednesday, Reverend Tutu’s words remind me of all the wonderful gifts with which I have been blessed.
As Father’s Day comes to a close, I am thinking about all the fathers in my life. My son, who is celebrating his second Father’s Day, has a baby girl who simply adores him. I am proud of the dad he is, especially because he didn’t really have a role model. When I was a … More When You’re Right, You’re Right
I walk nearly every day. While I’m walking, I listen to personal growth mp3’s, webcasts, podcasts, or radio programs. As I walk and listen, I frequently begin composing my blog post for the day, often unintentionally. Tonight was no different. Today was my youngest son’s 12th birthday. Although all children go through things as they … More Thriving With Autism
My son needed to make up a half credit of Algebra II to complete his graduation requirements. He attempted Credit Recovery (essentially, online summer school) for the same, with negative results. This program leaves out one of the most important components of education, which is the aid of a human being who can diagnose problems … More Tutoring for a Teenager
Three things I am grateful for today are… 1. It started to rain right AFTER I completed my bike ride and was in the truck heading home. 2. The little Mexican restaurant down the street. 3. Being able to sleep in, which I rarely do.