Content tagged with "life"

Doing Something Poorly
March 5, 2019

I heard something that resonated with me the other day (I forget where I heard this): Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. This, of course, is a play on this common saying: Anything worth doing…

I Miss Real Fire
March 1, 2009

A reflection on burning wood.

I Miss You
April 13, 2019

Thoughts on middle-age male friendship, or the lack thereof.

It’s All About Perspective
November 18, 2010

Craig Wilson points out that people need to put stuff in perspective before they start complaining too much. I was reminded of this the other day when I listened to all those folks on that stranded…

Life Doesn’t Come with Cheerleaders
February 9, 2011

My 9-year-old daughter Gabrielle was making our bed yesterday. it’s her only chore. She has to do it every weekday. When it was done, it was horrible. The bedspread was all askew, the pillows were a…

The Nicest Thing Anyone Has Done For Me
October 20, 2019

A story about an act of kindness done to me, and how hard it might have been for the giver.

The Power of the Persona You Give Yourself
February 18, 2012

In any driving course, when learning how to recover from a skid, the instructor will always hammer the same thing into you: “Look where you want to go because you tend to go where you look.” it’s good…

Rules Are Rules
March 5, 2011

I’ve been thinking a quite a bit lately about consequences, and how today’s society tries to qualify everything – “well, I know it was against the rules, BUT…” Brigham Young University recently…

Why Fun Isn’t Always “Fun”
January 1, 2014

A friend and I were discussing fun the other day. Specifically, what do we do for fun? We’re both in our early 40s with young kids (him, 3 and 5; me, 12 and 9). We were lamenting the fact that we have…