Tag: Parenting

This Ain’t My First Rodeo!

The other day I was talking to mom  about some personal challenges that I’ve had.  I am sure that I went on and on but mom listened dutifully and intently while I continued to rant and rave and whine my way into a verbal meltdown.  I’m…

“How long you had them teeth Earl?”

I grew up not really knowing what a father was.  I had moments where there glimpses of the possibilities but that experience would not be mine until I became an adult and had a family of my own. My stepfather Doyle came into my…

And the boy becomes a man

In a decade not too far removed there was a boy who was full of vigor, curiosity, rage and downright defiance. He would argue the sky was pink just to hear the exasperation in his mother’s voice. She wouldn’t dare mention trivial facts or…

It is what it is…

It is what it is…that’s my mom’s new mantra.  It doesn’t really commit to a positive or negative view yet there is a simple acceptance and acknowledgement that something has happened that we cannot change.  Sometimes circumstances in life are unchangeable but we still…

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