Fathers

As the father of three boys, the subject of “Fathers” isn’t lost on me.  It’s a subject that often occupies my thoughts.  There isn’t a handbook or class one can take to learn about being a father, so we’re all on our own — at least to some degree — to figure out how best…

Managing Stress. . . Yeah, Right

Every job has its pressures. . . . stressors.  Some are different from others, but inherent in the word “job” is stress.  I pass no judgment on others’ stress levels at work, or the environment in which they work; in fact, I can’t even formulate opinions about others’ workplace stress.  What I can talk about,…

Medicine For The Soul

There’s something about that song. . . that musician. . . that melody  . . . that calms me.  As I age, I realize how important music has become.  When I need to unwind, disconnect. . . . get away, I turn to my music.  I’m sure people have tried to reduce, to writing, the…

Recycle Your Pain

Ray Lewis, a retired linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, is also a thought provoking speaker.

What They Need To Know

Dear Children: I entered this online forum as a way to communicate with you.  I wanted you to have a digital “diary” of my thoughts — in real-time. I travel a lot and this affords me time to reflect on events, people, situations.  I often find myself thinking about each one of you and what…

Open Letter to My Oldest Son

Tonight, I need to unload thoughts and feelings that have bombarded me.  I never thought you’d be more difficult to parent as you got older and now that you’re out of school, it’s worse.  Not because you’re a bad kid or making bad decision, but because it’s hard to watch you in pain. I’ve watched…

Black Dog Named Depression

Several months ago, a “Facebook friend” shared this video put out by the World Health Organization.  I watched it, then watched it again and again.  While I could’t relate to everything described in the short video, I was able to relate to much of it. I don’t think this video is intended for all audiences, but for…

Walking Steel Beams

So, it’s been a while since the last post.  I attribute this primarily to a busy Summer and a  heavy work load.  I’d be lying, however, if I didn’t admit that my “muse” comes and goes.  There are times when thoughts have to be expressed, words written, emotions purged.  There are times, however, when I…