“I’m Bored!”

“I’m Bored!”

Delayed gratification isn’t all that popular, is it? Think about the common refrain of younger kids: “I’m bored!” Whenever I would say that as I was growing up, my mom would respond, “I’m never bored; I’m always with me.” That response annoyed me as a kid, but I...
How We Spend Our Time

How We Spend Our Time

I turned 63 recently, and as you can imagine, birthdays at this age have me thinking of time in a different way. Obviously, none of us know how much longer we’re going to live, but given my family medical history and the numbers I get at my doctor’s appointments, it’s...
How to Be a “Collector”

How to Be a “Collector”

By nature, I am a collector, but my wife might say, “pack rat” would be a better term! I have to say, though, that I came by it honestly. I grew up in a small town in South Carolina and watched my dad slowly collect and amass more and more things as time went on. We...
Honor More, Criticize Less

Honor More, Criticize Less

The life cycle of parents and children is interesting, to say the least. When your children are infants, they depend on you for everything. As toddlers, they worship the ground you walk on and they want to be around you all the time. Soon, teenagers are standing in...
Thanks, Dads!

Thanks, Dads!

I don’t know what you and your family like to do for Father’s Day, but I’m betting this weekend is one where quite a few families put burgers, brats, or steaks on the grill. Most dads enjoy grilling, so they don’t mind being involved in doing some of the food...