I love the coffee mug that says, “Be nice to me, or I will put you in my next book.” But I think an even better one would be, “Wanted: fools that make characters of themselves.” Because we all have
The other day I found the following post on Yahoo Questions: My 13yo firmly believes he is under absolutely no obligation to do anything my wife or I say, and refuses to do anything he doesn’t feel like doing. Suggestions?
I remember, as a child, sitting on a cold, flat boulder, squinting against the sun as it peaked through the leaves above, while writing a story about fairies and magic. Walking barefoot in the dirt, chasing squirrels around tree trunks,
Everyone has anxiety. It’s not something we can cure, and we wouldn’t want to if we could. Anxiety, when it kicks in properly, is our natural two-pronged protector reflex. It’s a physical feeling in our body, combined with the thought
“A change is as good as a rest”. My father used to say that a lot. Lately I’ve been really tired. I thought I needed a rest. A vacation. And so I told some friends, “I’d like to take a
Recent occurrences in our world have inspired much contemplation and discussion. Personally, they have caused me to recall a time when, years ago, I associate produced a television program titled What Are We Doing to Our Children? The stress of
Build Bridges, Don’t Burn Them: Four Ways to Practice Compassionate Communication The conversation that changed my life wasn’t about a higher power or the meaning of life. It was an ordinary argument about a local political issue in which I