I watched a woman drive her van into the parking lot of the local grocery store. I was there waiting in the car for my wife to come out and this lady pulled into the spot in front of me. She opened the driver’s side door slowly as though her arms were weighted with lead. […]
When I was a teenager, the public school system actually provided free driver’s education. The instructors were usually teachers looking to supplement their summer income. Classes were only offered in summer and your age must be 15. Those with a birth date after classes started had to wait until the following summer. There were no […]
Old felt hats, two of them. One is perched high on a shelf at home and I have the other on proud display in my office.
They’re dress hats, dark and classy—the kind that might make kids today think of old mobster movies. But when I look at those hats, each with a black and white […]
When my kids were younger, I remember they didn’t like my kind of music, and they didn’t mind telling me so. When I was driving with them somewhere and I’d turn on the radio, they’d cringe and groan at the twangy country tunes that stream through the speakers.
“I can’t believe anyone could like this stuff,” […]
Studies show that more than 40% of underage children are getting their alcohol at home. Apparently, parents are allowing their children to drink at home in hopes of teaching them to drink responsibly. Even though the legal drinking age is 21, parents believe that as long as they are supplying the alcohol and the kids […]
Parenting is a fascinating journey. It travels the road from spending every minute of your life caring for your children to just passing them every now and then in the hallway to eventually dropping them off at their own place. It’s not easy when they move into the adult stage of life. Instead of parenting […]
Everyone has experienced impatience while driving. The bus in front of you isn’t going fast enough. The car behind you is too close for comfort. The car next to you is drifting over into your lane because they’re texting. You’re in a hurry because you’re late for work, and now the school bus you’re behind […]
No parent likes to admit it, but their children probably lie from time to time. Whether it’s about homework or chores, kids tell fibs when they feel in a jam or there’s something they’d rather be doing instead of what they should be doing.
Statistics reveal that 80% of all lies are undetected and that one […]
There really is something to the idea of the circle of life. I believe it’s a circle that revolves around giving and taking. From age 0 to age 16, we do a lot of taking. We can’t help it. We are dependent on our parents for just about everything. About the only thing that kids […]
Think back to high school when you had your first serious relationship. It probably lasted anywhere from six days to six weeks to maybe six months. Then you broke up. Remember how it hurt to see that person so you tried to avoid them, but it was difficult because you had three classes together. Within […]