“The problems of the world . . . essentially are the problems of individuals. If individuals can change, the course of the world can change. Peaceful parenting for a peaceful world is a choice that every parent [and grandparent] can make.”
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Memorial Day serves as a reminder that “beneath the beauty of the lilies lies the ugliness of war.” This James Carroll metaphor perfectly captures the most profound meaning of war, and of all the things that we have lost because of it.
Monday, July 21, 2014
My wife and I care for two energetic grandsons, ages 3 and 5 years old. At one time, I found it hard to restrain from yelling at the boys, but I have successfully learned to overcome that urge.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
That’s the sentiment recently expressed by my son. Many, however, have expressed that same sentiment. I have had no success getting across to my son or others that what they believe is simply not true.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Mom, dad, my brother at 6 months,
and me at 2 years old,
essentially, when life’s journey began.
In growing old there have been difficult times, some regrets, and a memory I wish I could forget. But, overall, growing old has been an awesome journey, and one that I would not want to change. The essential part of this journey has been my family.