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When it Clicks

Twenty years ago I took a sales job and my boss told me I needed to learn how to play golf.  He even went so far as to sponsor a golf membership at a local course (not a country club… Continue Reading →

Delayed Gratification

I have to admit that I am more than a little surprised at the appearance of mobile game commercials on television.  These games have become so prevalent (and apparently profitable) that they now have commercials on channels and programs that… Continue Reading →

Tryouts are Trying Times

With the beginning of the school year has come fall sports tryouts.  We aren’t very good at staying uninvolved or uncaring around tryouts.  We get a little too emotionally attached to what our kids want.  I admit it- guilty as… Continue Reading →

A Sterling lesson in Ownership

The boys mentioned Donald Sterling tonight – something about him enjoying the spotlight (not sure where they got that from but seemed like a good opportunity for a lesson). While I do not condone the comments Sterling made to his… Continue Reading →

In this together (like it or not)

We aren’t fools.  We realize there will be many moments where we get the cold shoulder.  Where the boys are not into hanging out with their old, stupid parents.    We know the day will come where they want their independence… Continue Reading →

Spark some interest

One of the best things about the holidays is spending time with family. I particularly like when we get to hang out with “the cousins” – that would be my nieces and nephews, all in high school now (my two… Continue Reading →

Leggo my Ego

My youngest was getting ready for his Holiday Chorus concert and I was helping him with his tie.  As I was struggling to get an adult size tie to a correct length for a shorter frame, I commented that it… Continue Reading →

Acknowledgement is Pricless

As parents, we do a lot of things that go unrecognized.  We pick up after them.  We make lunches for them.  We wash clothes, clean bathrooms and taxi them to various activities – often without a thank you or any… Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day

They are sometimes a joy, other times a real challenge.  Sometimes they behave, but there are no guarantees.  They are our responsibility, our children.  They look to us for guidance, direction and answers, at least until they are old enough… Continue Reading →

Almost Perfect

This past weekend my wife went away for a “Girl’s Weekend” – a trip with several friends to a resort to celebrate one of their birthdays. They had a great time bonding, playing tennis, enjoying food and drink. They did… Continue Reading →

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