I recently had a conversation with each of my sons about what it means to do the right thing. To me, it means demonstrating integrity and compassion and grace, especially when no one is watching. It pays to be specific about such things, because no doubt they will encounter the exact opposite in their lives. … Continue reading Do the Right Thing
Four years ago a friend posted this wonderful Mother's Day letter from Mary Carpenter on FB. I re-posted it on Tumblr 2 years ago, and I just might keep posting it in perpetuity because it boils down what I consider the essentials of raising children. I hope it's noticeable that there is no mention of what kind of job or study … Continue reading What I Want For Mother’s Day
I have always said that I don't "miss" when my boys were babies, because they are such wonderful young men today. To want them to be that helpless—if adorable—little baby in my arms means they are not the person I can share slightly off-color jokes with, who I can explain how interest rates work, who I … Continue reading The Unbearable Bittersweetness of Parenting
While the current part-time occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue uses the office of the Presidency as his reality-TV set while lining the coffers of his family businesses around the world (and in Florida), the Left will do what it does best: beat up on one of its own. This ridiculous post by Vox decrying the purported $400,000 … Continue reading All The President’s Cash
An acquaintance posted this very provocative article on Facebook today, Mothers Who Regret Having Kids, and as much as I didn't want to click on it, I just did, because I was genuinely curious what they meant by that. What follows is an edited version of my comment on that post. I had my kids … Continue reading No Regrets
Mike Pence has made some waves with some unearthed comments he made about never dining alone with a woman who's not his wife. And not attending events where alcohol is served if his wife is not there, but other women are. The theory that "I respect my wife too much to do this" really strikes a positive chord with some people, I … Continue reading Drinking Alone (with a woman)
In the past several years, I've started and stopped a few blogs. My tumblr was supposed to be the one that would make me take it seriously, to start posting and gathering a "following." That was after the one on Posterous (doesn't exist anymore) but before Medium, where I had written a few anti-T***p blogs but … Continue reading Starting.