Don’t we all envy whole hearted people? I mean people who can somehow walk into a situation where they know that doing the right thing or standing up for a cause means taking a beating for it? They walk in with a rueful smile and out with one and do the same thing the next day too. These are people I want in my corner. … Continue reading The Whole Hearted. Shame on You!
Fathers can become good at pretending. Being a father today is not easy. From the moment your wife walks down the isle you know… it ain’t about you anymore buddy! She gets her wake up call when your kids come along so that everyone can be equally disappointed! My life as a father is an adventure all right, one horrible one after another! (Not … Continue reading The Pretenders. Shame on You!
Do you feel worthy of love and belonging? Brene Brown (and others) have unearthed a topic that is making me squirm. Shame. I’m both fascinated by it and repelled. Do I feel worthy of love and belonging right now? Today? The more shame I feel the less I connect with people. That’s what really hurts, so I thought it would be worth digging into. … Continue reading Shame on You! Daring Greatly
Some friends of ours had a baby last night. Quite an experience if you’ve never had one. I still remember the feeling I had the week we brought Arwen home. I was driving my work truck into the yard and said to myself “I will work as many jobs as I have to to provide for this little girl”. I still remember the … Continue reading Having Babies, and other Narrow Windows of Opportunity