Why I recommend getting caught in the rain as a wellness practice. … More Pina Coladas? Nah. Getting Caught In The Rain? Yes!
The frustrations of life, spouted off for your amusement. … More Old Man Rant: Episode #1 of Many
What learning how to run taught me about life. … More Running: It’s Not About Actual Running
A tornado warning reveals that obvious things are not at all obvious to wives with different perspectives. … More Tornado Warning: How To Survive A Twister While Married
I have two naked Barbie dolls on the stool beside my bed. They’re identical, except the one has a broken arm. They’ve been there on that stool for the past seven years. But before you let your imagination run wild, writing me off as some kind of perv, let me explain. … More A Tale of Two Barbies
Women stripped of bodily autonomy. The Environmental Protection Agency handcuffed in fighting climate change. Public money allowed to fund religious schools. Gun rights expanded. These are recent decisions made by the United States Supreme Court. … More July 4th Celebration? No Thanks.
Our beloved dog, Mia, was near death. She knew it, and used her final moments to say goodbye to those she loved. … More Mia, Shirley & Goodbye: Losing A Pet
How to take your vacation home with you and keep it year-round. … More Lessons From A Month Long Vacation
June Bombs are what I call the schedule changing impacts of summer vacation. They remind us to maintain balance in our lives. … More Seeking: Life Balance & “June Bombs”
Interactions with introverts can get weird, especially if their social battery is running low. But we mean no offense! … More Warning: Introvert On Low Battery
Ranking our fun helps us to decide how best to spend our time.
… More Good Times? Why You Should Rank Your Fun
Our lack of action to curb gun violence sends the message that we don’t care about the problem, even if it means dead kids. … More We Don’t Care About Dead Kids
This month marks the second anniversary of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020. In October of that year, I visited the place where it happened. Here is a re-post of what I experienced there. … More 38th & Chicago
Happy Mistakes. Those rare times when something goes technically wrong but turns out better than the originally anticipated outcome. Who or what is responsible for this phenomenon? … More The Happy Mistake: God Taking Care Of Us Or Dumb Luck?
The only reason I stopped at that particular gas station was because they had a giant, brightly painted wood sculpture of a squirrel (or maybe it was a groundhog) all dressed up in backpacking gear, out front. You could see it from the highway. My usual instinct when I need gas is to keep driving … More Remembering The Bison & Confronting Our Hateful Past
A reckless driver almost took me out, but it was my fault? Seems to be the way these days, and it’s weakening us as a society. … More Un-Reproachable Us: Your Faults Are My Fault?
“Come out to my car and check this out,” my cousin said. He was a few years older than me and always kept me up to speed on what the cool, older kids were into. I was in middle school, he would graduate soon. It was Christmas Day 1984. We were visiting extended family at … More Influence: Remembering Prince On His Death Day
A humorous look at our Easter “fun” and trauma-causing traditions. … More I Got A Problem With Easter
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you can do to help, especially when the problems are big and out of our control. Watching the news from Ukraine these past few weeks, the question of “how do I help” keeps resurfacing, but the answers don’t come any easier. How can I respond? Last week, a … More Responding To Ukraine- With Music & A Plea For Help
Everybody’s talking about Will Smith’s Oscar slap on Chris Rock. I’m not usually interested in Hollywood happenings, but this one is different. Despite everything else going on in the world right now, I can’t get The Slap off my mind. And, I think it has to do with my career in the classroom, as a … More Will Smith’s Oscar Slap Has Parallels To The Classroom