Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Fine Moment

Covered with mud, standing with my kids and surrounded by strangers, muscles tired and sore, sprained ankle aching… and having a great time! Continue reading

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Scholarship, Leadership, Service & Character

Excellence does not require competition against others; it requires you to conquer yourself and dedicate yourself to an ideal. Continue reading

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Staying in Step

Country music, an old wooden dance hall and a little old lady in Texas provide more than entertainment on a spring evening. Continue reading

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Ordinary Stuff

Playing catch, pushing a swing and telling stories are some of the simple things that help mold good memories for our families. Continue reading

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Storytelling in Texas

Sharing songs and stories with children is always a great experience but doing it with one of my children for my grandchildren’s classmates is a special event! Continue reading

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Renewal by Fire

It seems strange that burning the old grass helps the new grass grow… there is something magic in the flames. Continue reading

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Things Done Well

What do you do when you wanted to take your wife out for dinner and she’s already cooking supper when you get home? Depends on how well you know your wife… Continue reading

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More Stubborn Than Winter

Those who ache from the bruising cold find little beauty in the snow and utility bills that take too much of a month’s pay have a way of shaping perceptions of nature. Choose happiness anyway. Continue reading

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Parental Guidance Recommended

Doesn’t it seem like the mistakes we make as parents are the hardest ones to forgive ourselves? I am glad that my children and I have lived long enough to like each other again. Continue reading

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Heirloom Quality

A picture of my youngest son reading his daughter a favorite book from his childhood sparks warm and wonderful memories. Reading to our children is one of the finest legacies we can leave. Continue reading

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