Posts filed under: Be Brave & Be Kind

Becoming Dad

I was just in Austin, TX. There for a Twitter event covering the finale of ABC’s 21st season of the Bachelor, Trista and I got our first taste of Austin’s...
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In Defense of Defense

About a week ago, leading up to his first Congressional Address, President Donald Trump announced his plan to increase The United States’ defense spending by 10 percent or some 54...
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A Land of Opportunity

Bear with me… I did not vote for Donald Trump. I do not believe him to possess the professional, political or moral skills necessary in effective leadership. I don’t trust...
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No, You Go First

The other day I was taking Sophie, our family dog, for a walk on a near-by trail. As we progressed down the path, another dog owner and his faithful companion...
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Good Morning America

The crew from ABC’s Good Morning America came by our house yesterday. They do that sometimes to see how fate has treated us and to measure our current reality against...
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A Lesson In Life From My Wife

I read somewhere that the difference between school and life is that in school you’re taught a lesson then given a test; while in life you’re given a test that...
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More Anniversaries Please

Trista and I recently celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. To be completely honest, we actually celebrated a day early. Why a day early? Simply put, it just worked out better...
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Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear God, I know we don’t talk much.  Seems like your time is better spent worrying about bigger things than me.  I do always appreciate your willingness to listen.  And...
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Stuck In A Moment

Lately I’ve been focussed on “living in the moment.”  I like the simplicity of it – Less concern for the past and less worry about the future.  Those are attractive ideals...
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Benevolent Bachelors

I recently read a story about a retired WWII veteran who had moved, along with his wife, to Florida.  Their plan was obvious and included typical retirement ideals associated with...
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