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  • Blog Post: Preparing for the Time When Your Tween Daughter Rejects You

    My second daughter, Rachel, recently started having tween symptoms of mood swings, a touch of rebellion, and the absolute kicker, rejecting the love I show her. It is a very difficult time when a girl hits 10 or 11 years old, and the baby girl who used to come running to the door to throw her arms...
  • Blog Post: Big Grandpa

    My son calls him “Big Grandpa.” It’s an affectionate nickname that sprung out of his youthful misunderstanding of the concept of great-grandparents. Great-grandma tried to correct it at first, but “big grandpa and grandma” was planted steadfastly in his mind, so it...
  • Blog Post: Pigskin and Ponies

    The number one joy of fatherhood? The minions. When you become a dad, you have 18-22 years to create a little mini-me—mold a pint-size henchman to do your bidding (until they turn 7), take part in your hobbies and, at least for a week or two, they will want to be just like you. This is a...
  • Blog Post: How Marriages Are Like Mountains

    Earlier this month, I had the extreme joy to officiate the wedding of one of my best friends, Jay, and his wife Melissa. First off, I'm not an ordained minister but it's amazing what you can get on the internet with only a name and an email address. Anyway... The beauty of the scenery...