Yesterday, The Good Men Project (GMP) published an article of mine entitled The Critical Impact of Non-Residential Fathers on Their Daughters. (Read the article here.)
Lisa moves out of an outdated apartment into one that is fresh and vibrant.
My year 2014 has been a milder roller coaster ride than previous years. More like the Kiddie Land version instead of a wild Six Flags ride. Thank goodness! Here are some of the highlights I’m willing to share publicly:
I’ve wanted to be a professional writer for decades. When I was young, I wrote poetry and song lyrics and dreamed of being a photojournalist. I even wrote about becoming and being a writer in this earlier blog post. Long-time student that I’ve been, I’ve written many term papers and research reports, and was even included […]
One memorable Christmas Eve when we were pre-schoolers, my sister Laura and I spent the night at our grandparents’ house. At bedtime, Grandma told us to settle down on the sofa on the “back porch”, a small, 4-season enclosure just off the kitchen. The room was just big enough to contain a small sofa facing […]
You’ve seen the Facebook posts: “10 Little-know facts about me” Well, I’ve chosen to do mine here. 1. Regarding weddings: I have been a bride’s maid, a bride, a maid of honor, a best man, and an officiant, in that order. I was first bride’s maid for my BFF Pattie back in 1979. I was […]
The dying of an estranged family member is at least as difficult as the dying of a close loved one. Emotions surface that we had suppressed or even repressed, and we have to make decisions under the influence of those emotions. Uncle Phil’s recent, sudden illness and process of dying was no exception. Partially because […]
After a significant birthday, I have been examining my life goals and evaluating what to do with the rest of my life. A phone call with Mom put things into perspective.
This body has been at rest for the greater part of the last nine years, being sedentary as a student and then as a marketing professional. Building momentum to combat inertia will require consistent, persistent Work (physics). Knowing this is true, and consciously choosing to act on this knowledge, I went out for another jog. […]
If you have not yet done so, you may want to read Part 1 first. At first, Derek invited me to take the plunge and go with him on his second jog. I thought I’d prefer to go alone so I could think rather than have the company. He had told me to think while […]