From the perspective of a father: Words do, in fact, project from your mouth when you speak. The rest of us can hear them. Your suspicions are correct. He is brain damaged. But it isn’t permanent. Boys have been growing into men for centuries, albeit with debatable results. He’s not ADD, he just can’t focus […]Continue Reading
What Sayings Did Your Father Teach You?
Recently while writing, one of my Dad’s sayings flew from the lips of one of my characters. It made me think back to the many others I learned from that great man. Let us know any from yours that you hold fondly… or otherwise. Comment links are below. Here’s a list of my father’s most memorable sayings. All […]Continue Reading
An Exercise in Argyle
I almost died today. Several times. I had recently landed at the airport in Colorado Springs. Only able to take a week’s vacation, I joined my family who had already been there for a while. As we drove away from the terminal, my daughter tapped a finger on her tablet, pointing to a photo where […]Continue Reading
Parenting: The Winter of Self
I can kill most anything green. Intentions are great manure. Whoever coined the phrase, “It’s the thought that counts,” most certainly was a lousy gardener. I live on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where mild winters and balmy summers allow me to grow a vibrant carpet of dandelions. I love those perfect yellow flowers with their meaty […]Continue Reading