Can’t We All Just Disagree

This morning, I was listening to the radio and a commercial came on with a young lady speaking.  The message was timely and a common message I’ve been hearing a lot lately.  Toward the end, she made the comment that we are all different on the outside, but on the inside we are all the same.  My first reaction was “Um… no we’re not”.

There is a big push right now for unity Continue reading “Can’t We All Just Disagree”

Average Post

Whatever happened to average.

As a parent, I want my kids to excel at whatever they do.  To work hard and be the top of the class, the top player on the team, the winner.  But those spots are only reserved for a few.  The “elite”.  I listen to other parents talk about putting their kids in “elite” schools, paying for the extra private tutoring or coaching.  Talking to their kids about working harder and fussing at the coach and the kid when they don’t succeed and win.  But whatever happened to being average? Continue reading “Average Post”

Kids Workbench

For Christmas, Owen asked Santa for a “real tool set with a real hammer and real nails”.  Apparently he was a little disappointed with the toy tool set he got last year.  He loves to help me work around the house on anything from yard work to remodeling.  So this year Santa brought him a real tool set and he promptly gathered his toy tools and gave them to his sister. Continue reading “Kids Workbench”