Where are You Going?

Years ago when my oldest daughter was in middle school, I decided to apply her to an academically rigorous magnet school.  I was thrilled when she got accepted.  However, the feeling was not mutual and the news was met with tears because she wanted to attend a neighborhood school with her friends.  Now that she … Continue reading Where are You Going?

Rental Rehab

No matter how many places you have lived, you always remember your first apartment. I got my first digs back in 1996.  I was totally into sunflower print, and really cheesy slipcovers that didn’t look anything like the picture on the package. The walls were that awkward white you only find in apartments, but I had … Continue reading Rental Rehab

I’m a Survivor?

In today's economic climate, it's not hard to imagine that a lot of people are barely "surviving".  Most months I would include myself; hoping to make ends meet as gas, food, and other expenses seem to rise almost daily.  But today I read something that really stuck with me. "God wants us to move from … Continue reading I’m a Survivor?

It Ain’t Over til the Buzzer Goes Off

Late game situation:  we are down by 7 points, and there is 2 minutes and 30 seconds left to go on the clock.  I call time out, and my team comes to the bench.  As I start talking, I notice some heads are down, and others have faces that carry a look of defeat.  So … Continue reading It Ain’t Over til the Buzzer Goes Off

He didn’t say “no”, He just said “wait”…

When my kids ask me for something, and I tell them to wait and let me think about it, they usually assume my answer will be no.  When they ask their dad, and he says the same thing, they assume his answer will be yes.  I guess I'm the tough one, and he is pegged … Continue reading He didn’t say “no”, He just said “wait”…

No Sprints Required

"Okay team, let's count them up....." I coach a girls basketball team, and to motivate the kids during practice I do something called "Sprints vs. Rewards".  During drills, they can earn "sprints" for not hustling, not following directions, or things not being done correctly, after we have already gone over the proper execution.  But on … Continue reading No Sprints Required

Talk is Cheap

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.  ~John Locke There was a movie back in 2000 with Mel Gibson called, "What Women Want".  The story is about a philandering male executive who becomes able to read the minds of women, after being electrocuted in a household accident.  He … Continue reading Talk is Cheap