The changing role of parents in an age of electronic communication

I was thinking today about how much parenting has changed since I was a kid. My poor 9-year-old will never have the freedoms I enjoyed as a kid. Back then in the summer, I would ride my bike all over the neighborhood. I think the only...

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The conflicting emotions of the Memorial Day holiday

I sometimes wonder if it is sacrilege that I consider Memorial Day the first day of summer. The one holiday where we remember those soldiers who never made it out of their uniforms. The ones who sacrificed their lives so that we can have a free and...

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Never underestimate just how tough people can be

I was thinking today just how tough little girls are. This weekend we had my sister-in-law and her son over for dinner. He is a middle schooler and was complaining about wanting to earn some money. We talked about it and offered for him to mow the...

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Always remember this: May the Fourth be with you

This week is one of the big holidays for "Star Wars" fans. May the fourth be with you will be uttered at Star Wars parties all over the planet this week. It is a grand celebration of everything Star Wars. I think, even though...

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