New Priorities

There's nothing more painful in life than discovering that someone you've made a priority in your life doesn't treat you as a priority in return, especially on your birthday. You're not sure if you should feel angry at the person who let you down or or angry at yourself for not facing the truth sooner. … Continue reading New Priorities

The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment

The thing I want most for my children when they grow up is to enjoy their life. But only they can make this happen. This is the first Noble Truth on the Path to Enjoyment: You alone are responsible for your enjoyment. The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment are inspired by my love … Continue reading The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment

The Secrets of Little Birds & Children

  Early summer mornings are a good place for little birds and little children to meet. If you slow down long enough, you might get lucky enough to witness such a moment. That's what happened this morning. The sun was barely awake, and so were we. Early morning air filtered through the back screen door, … Continue reading The Secrets of Little Birds & Children

life lessons from sparklers

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It Was There All Along

I made the decision to home educate my oldest son shortly after enrolling him for kindergarten. Sometimes making the wrong choice clears the way for the right choice. Or perhaps, as I've been told, I just like learning things the hard way. The choice to home educate was a solitary decision, much like the situation … Continue reading It Was There All Along

Some Pig

I know I'm supposed to be terrified of spiders, but I'm not. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I want to cross paths with a spider in the dark or a vulnerable place like my bathroom shower, but I have an appreciation for them that some might consider a bit abnormal. I'm sure it's … Continue reading Some Pig

Trying to Stop Thunder

According to my five-year-old daughter, the best way to stop lightening is to close all the curtains and blinds in the house. Out of sight, out of mind. Thunder, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. Trying to mute the rumbling remains of lightening strikes is like trying to mute the trembling cries … Continue reading Trying to Stop Thunder