I know people have differing views of the value of New Year's Resolutions, but I always do them. They give me a moment to reflect on the previous year's aspirations, successes, and failures, and to articulate some new (or, often, continuing) aspirations for the coming year. One problem, though, is that I don't often revisit … Continue reading Merging My New Year’s Resolutions with My “To Do” List
Since about 1996, I have lived "in the city." But now my family lives in a city of suburbs, connected by various parkways to zip along to different suburban housing developments. We live in one such housing development (picture lots of cul-de-sacs and curving roads and no sidewalks). Why I love it: (1) No one … Continue reading I Love the Suburbs
More conversations in the household -- 10 Year Old Son: There are too many girls in my Sunday school class. Father: How can that be? That's like saying there are too many flowers. 5 Year Old Son: Boys and girls are enemies. Father: What?! 5 Year Old Son: Like England and France. I don't know … Continue reading Kids are Funny, Part Deux
From the household this morning -- Dad: Oh, Son, I just dropped my sock. Can you hand it to me? Son (5 years old): Parents hurt themselves when they bend over. Dad: Why is that? Son: Because they're old and they hurt their backs. -- in this case, the truth really does hurt.
OK, so I have been slackin' on my bloggin', but a new semester has started so I am back and ready to elevate my game. In fairness, much has happened since the last posting on May 17th. Sold a house, bought a house, moved out of apartment into new house, separated family members moved to … Continue reading Slackin’ on my bloggin’
Last weekend, on April 10th to be specific, we received an offer to purchase our house in Indiana. Of course, it is not sold until it passes inspection and goes to closing, but the prospect of uniting our family again is much better than it was a week ago. It's hard to imagine, but the … Continue reading Breaking News — Home
OK, let's just say that March was an insane month, so I've gotten a bit off track in terms of posting. Let me review. First of all, three weeks of March were given over to spring break. Of course the spring break at Wake Forest University did not overlap with the kids' spring break at … Continue reading What Happened to March?
Two weeks in NC and one week of classes are now behind me. I felt like I was going non-stop the whole time: getting here, moving in, setting up at home, getting the kids started in school, meeting the principals and teachers, moving in to my office, figuring out how things work on campus, preparing … Continue reading One Down, Many More to Go
NOTE: Any time I put a proper name in quotation marks, that means I am using a pseudonym. I will try to do this the first time I use a pseudonym in any posting. First of all, let me say that my two kids, "Chipper" (9 going on 10) and "Beth" (7 going on 8), … Continue reading North Carolina Come On and Raise Up