Puppies Recall, Children Fly

I’ve learned many things from having a new puppy. The most important being that there is a very big difference between raising puppies and raising children. Yes, I know, that sounds like it should be obvious. But that’s the problem. I don’t think it is. And I don’t...

The Apple Falls Far From The Tree

My son is twenty-two. So far, he has not lived up to the shining example of transitioning to adulthood that I set for him so many years ago. When I was his age, I was a high school dropout with a toddler in tow. I had no clear idea of what I wanted to do with my life,...