WHEN ONE LISTENS and observes, one tends to notice things and learn.(more…)
WHEN I LOOK back on my teenage years, the benefit of age has given me the ability to see some irony.
I hope today’s teenagers can see it earlier than I did.(more…)
THE PRESENT PRESENTS some unique challenges.
I know the above sentence is an understatement, with coronavirus uncertainty and all of the other uncertain things in the world these days.
Today was the kind of news day which makes me breathe a sigh of relief I didn’t have to cover it, just because newsrooms were probably even busier than normal.(more…)
THE SEASONS CHANGE.
The page turns.
The calendar flips.
When something ends, something else often begins.(more…)
MY NEW GOAL for this month is to save money, which, as it turns out, will help me get closer to one of my older goals.(more…)
MAYBE MY MIND dreamed this up, but I think I once read a story about a time a wave might have been the difference between life and death.(more…)
SOME YEARS AGO, I was asked to help a kid tell his story.
I met him and his mom.
We talked for a while on a wooden bench in a breezeway by the front door of his school.
It didn’t take long for me to realize he was wise beyond his years.
Wisdom served him well, because he had to adjust to adolescence and deal with something far from most adolescent minds.(more…)
WHEN I THINK about “quality over quantity,” I can’t help but think of a time in my life when the adage was flipped.(more…)
TONIGHT I TRIED to gather my thoughts on friendship.
It proved to be a tough task.(more…)
When I was young, I made a deal with my parents.
Here’s the story of how the deal went bad.(more…)