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Be & Do

My three sons have had many dreams for their lives over the tender years. I’ve heard the expression, “I’m going to be,” followed by: a professional baseball player, a quarterback, a paid street skater, a lawyer, an Olympian, a veterinarian, a YouTube-er and some I can’t remember. Oh, the winner of American Idol, was a big one for a while, times three! Interestingly, I’ve heard it said that rather than asking, “what do you want to be,” a better idea is to pay attention to who our kids already are. As much as we want to provide inspiration, if we...



  There is a meme that I have shared on FB before because it makes me laugh. It says, “How do you like your eggs?”  The response is, “um, in cake.” I think people are like cakes.  All cakes have flour, eggs and sugar as base ingredients.  Humans share basic anatomy, heart, brain, lungs et cetera.  Combined with the base ingredients, there are thousands of types of cakes.  Each one has special added elements that make them unique.  Chocolate ganache cake and angel food cake are two of my personal favorites, but they couldn’t be more different.  Not even close...



“I don’t know what it is about going to high school with someone that makes you feel you’re automatically friends for life.” Tequila Sunrise (1988) – Gregg Lindroff (Arliss Howard). This quote may not be accurate, I just loved this movie from my teen years. These years have been on my mind in the face of my 30-year high school reunion date. Prior to the actual date, the Facebook world has given me the great honor of discovering new/old friends for a few years now. This past year, circumstances dictated that I forge out of my little family’s bubble and intentionally...