A year in ten lessons. Instead of resolutions for next year, think of ten lessons you learned this year.
George and Tammy and Mom and Dad ... 1970s Saturday nights and Christmastime.
Mulling more than the wine this holiday season.
When you have children, you set your sights on creating a perfect human being. After all, you have some idea of control - that if you shape them and mold them just right, they will turn out to be perfect (just like you?). You determine that you will do things right, because you have a… Continue reading Some shade of gray.
When sadness comes in.
As we approached the holidays in 1989, our daughter was 5 and our son was barely 2. We were living in Austell, GA, a suburb of Atlanta in Cobb County. It was the holiday season of 1989, the poorest Christmas I ever spent, but in many ways, it was also the richest. This time of… Continue reading Christmas 1989