Luca reached her arms towards me like she does each night. She’s our oldest child but the only one who will not go down unless mom and dad tuck her into bed each evening. Just a few feet below Luca on the bottom bunk was Anna. She doesn’t have the same bedtime demands. In fact, … Continue reading The Bottom Bunk
Luca invited me to spend the afternoon with her class on a field trip to the White River Valley Museum this afternoon. The two 3rd grade classes broke up into four groups, and we made our way around the exhibits with the help of volunteers. We listened to many stories about the Native American tribe … Continue reading Teaching Reliance
I didn’t know that Seth Godin had released a new book called “Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?” until I read his blog this morning. I found it on Amazon but am going to wait until it comes to iTunes as an audiobook. While browsing the Huffington Post tonight I came across an article Godin wrote called … Continue reading Seth Godin on Control
I don’t remember if I was in first or second grade. What I do remember is that I was with my friend who lived two houses down from mine. She was a girl and girls were not cool. But she owned the first Schwinn bike I’d seen, and that was very cool. All I had … Continue reading Never Accept A Ride From A Gorilla
Which of the four brushes do I use? Do I put water on the brush or leave it dry? Do I use gel or hairspray? These are the questions I ask myself as I run a comb through my daughter’s hair this morning. We are supposed to meet Kim at church in fifteen minutes, and … Continue reading Are You Making Me Pretty?
I hadn’t removed my jacket or set down my briefcase before Anna came bounding down the stairs. While nearly standing on my shoes, she pleaded with me to come see something she created. “Let me get settled first,” I said. I got settled just in time for Luca to call everyone upstairs for dinner. While … Continue reading Can I Show You Something?
George Clooney’s character in the film, Up the Air, gives a memorable speech where he asks, “How much does your life weigh?” I’ve seen the movie twice now, and both times I’ve got lost in thought each time I’ve watched this scene. How much does my life weigh? Currently it weighs a lot. I’m responsible … Continue reading How Much Does Your Life Weigh