Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

On May 21, 1994, I stood on a stage and watched Lorrie Miller walk down the aisle. We thought we were so progressive by not using Mendelssohn’s traditional Wedding March, but rather Trumpet Voluntary, but then the trumpet player played it like he had his lips...
Bad Ideas for Mother’s Day

Bad Ideas for Mother’s Day

My dad was infamous for presenting bad gifts. One Mother’s Day he came in from the garage, tossed a brown bag to my mom and said, “Happy Mother’s Day,” and then returned to the garage to work on the car. Touching. Fortunately, I’m a bit better at gifts than he...
When You Realize You Are In Over Your Head As a Parent

When You Realize You Are In Over Your Head As a Parent

There was shouting, there were tears, and then there was silence. And Lorrie and I just stood there as one of our daughters stormed out of the room. What do I do? Chase after her? Demand she come to us? Give her the “not in this home, young lady” speech? Everyone...
What Guys Are Actually Saying

What Guys Are Actually Saying

We men are not the most articulate creatures. We often have entire conversations with each other that consist of grunts, “dudes” and movie quotes. So when it comes to communicating with the highly intelligent and verbal female gender, we often feel like we are...
5 Things to Share with Your Kids about Racism

5 Things to Share with Your Kids about Racism

I wish I didn’t have to address this but it is still an issue in our world. And unless you have lived it, you most likely can’t even understand it. As a white male in America, I am part of a demographic that is often seen as the dominant gender and race in the...

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