OMG,SMH,LOL – Reflections of a Dad on Spring Break

It's funny how the meaning of "spring break" can change over time. At one point in my life, it meant not having to wake up early for school, and being able to watch television or ride bikes all day long, for a whole week. In undergrad, it often meant a bus ride to someplace hot … Continue reading OMG,SMH,LOL – Reflections of a Dad on Spring Break

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“Fatherhood” – No Dress Rehearsal…

"Fatherhood" was a role for which I had no manual, rehearsal or blueprint. Much of what I knew was a compilation of observations, experiences, and my imagination. I dreamed of what kind of father I would be, and made internal self-declarations about what kind of father I would not be.  Today, we celebrate fatherhood of … Continue reading “Fatherhood” – No Dress Rehearsal…

Why Do We Need A “Mother’s Day”?

Why Do We Need a Mother's Day? Why is it that we need a special day set aside to revere the mothers of the world? Why is it necessary to praise mothers for contributions that are so obvious, mundane and routine? The answer is simple. The more important, critical and necessary a force is to … Continue reading Why Do We Need A “Mother’s Day”?

Here’s Why Kids Are Smarter Than Adults

If you were ever a child, depending on how long ago it was (insert smile here) you might remember often asking, or at least wondering but being too afraid or too timid to ask, "why?" BUT - even if you chose not to verbalize it, at least you wondered, right??  Why do I have a … Continue reading Here’s Why Kids Are Smarter Than Adults

Are You “Educated” and Missing the Point?

Let's teach our kids that there is no such thing as having "arrived." Degrees and titles dont equate to value, worth and liberation. Too often, I've encountered people who think they have "made it" and have somehow surpassed the need for self-improvement due to education. Moreover, some of us feel as though we are somehow … Continue reading Are You “Educated” and Missing the Point?

3 Things to Tell Your Kids in the Election Aftermath

In the aftermath of recent events, I've been a bit of a quiet observer, reading and thinking.  So many asked, "What do I tell my kids now?....What is going to happen to us?....What is going to happen to this country?"  Meanwhile, others smiled in triumphant relief, "Thank God!...Get over it!...The country will be made great … Continue reading 3 Things to Tell Your Kids in the Election Aftermath