Wild plots. Heroes with superpowers. Gadgets, get-ups, gizmos… Does anything go, if it gets our kids to read? I recall summers as a time for unwinding – at least in some measure: a little sun, a little swimming, no commitments that were too trying for the gray matter. But there was room for reading – […]
Loving our children through conflict and worry.
In the dream I am a young boy, an adolescent really, fourteen or fifteen. My skin is translucent, my veins sky blue, and my fingers are finally growing. My arms and legs are too long on an awkwardly assembled chassis. My voice has yet to drop and my cheeks show no need of a razor. […]
How do we model “romance” for our sons?
When NOT talking is the right thing to do.
I haven’t lost it. Yet. But I’m biting my lip, and sleeping less. I’m weary, from worry. From the habit of worry. My kids aren’t adults, but they’re getting close. More importantly, they believe they’re adults – or nearly. They’ve been living on their own – my elder for three years, and his brother, for […]
Parenting priorities, dreaming dragons, cleaning conundrums, conflicting needs. Stress, and relief.
It’s been 72 days. Exactly. Let’s see. That’s the length of time of Kim Kardashian’s marriage. Hmm. That seems like a short period in the context of wedded bliss. 72 days is enough to begin a work project and complete it, depending on complexity. 72 days is enough time to fall in love – truly […]
You’re dying to let loose and say what you really think but the words aren’t pretty so you’re biting your tongue. Whatever it is – you don’t say it. Because if you do – you can’t take it back. And you know that fighting fair is a sort of winning, in and of itself. Fighting […]
Oh, those little differences that grate…