Press Pause

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We all need a place where we can just be. Where we can intentionally not worry, not problem solve, not try to fix, get ahead or catch up. It might be a coffee shop, or an ice cream shop, or a beautiful view along side a river.

The Purpose of Chaos

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What are the odds a 13 year old is paying attention 100% of the time and what are the odds five 13 year olds are paying attention to the same thing at any given time or at all?

The Art of Kite Flying (and parenting)

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In kindergarten and first grade my family lived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Before it was a prison it was a beautiful place for a family to live. Iguanas roamed the beaches in packs. Playgrounds were filled with young children. All children could wander the neighborhood. Even as young as we were we could play until […]

A Life Well Lived

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What are the signs of  life well lived? What are the indicators of a man or woman who has lived a life worth living? And most importantly how do we know we’re doing it right while we’re doing it. I ask these because we’re all doing it. Living. And we’re all living for something. Some […]

2014 A Year in Review

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My preference is that life is a pretty picture. We’re provided the brushes, the paint, the inspiration. Our lives are our canvas, each day a brush stroke. Each brush stroke a memory. At the end of each year we could look back at our canvas and realize we’ve created a beautiful masterpiece. I would be […]