Welcome back to Bloganuary, the daily encouragement from WordPress for bloggers to post something each day. If you want to participate in Bloganuary, just click here! Today’s prompt asks: What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning? "Life is pain. Anyone who says different is selling something." Yes, it's a quote from The … Continue reading Bloganuary the Fifteenth
What’s your response when someone you love is hurting? The pain I’m referring to isn’t a physical one. It’s not as if you just saw your best friend trip over their own feet and skin their knee. If it were me watching that happen, there’s a good chance I’d laugh. Sure, I’d ask if they … Continue reading Pain
Kids, I received a fairly worrisome phone call last night. It was around 6:00, maybe a little after, when my phone rang. It was my cousin in Atlanta. We don't often speak on the phone, so I chalked it up to a pleasant surprise. We'd texted recently about seeing It: Chapter Two. When I saw his … Continue reading Broken
Welcome to In the Words of a Non-Parent! The part of the blog where I, a non-parent, give parenting advice to parents. Today we explore what happens when your kids just won't go to sleep. It's frustrating, right? So you've put your toddler down for his or her afternoon nap and the kid just won't … Continue reading Nap Time
Appropriate Uses of the Word Ouch!
You know, a lot of titles that incorporate the exclamation point may imply that one is about to be involved in a musical of some kind. Personally, I enjoy a good musical. But this will not become a musical blog post. No, the exclamation point in the title is simply to emphasize the word "ouch." … Continue reading Appropriate Uses of the Word Ouch!
Question of the Week #80
Would you rather die peacefully among friends at age 50, or painfully and alone at age 80? Assume that most of the last 30 years would be good ones. Ugh... never assume. And if I choose to die peacefully among friends at 50, I'm more than halfway into those last 30 years. Not that I'm … Continue reading Question of the Week #80
The Single Guy and the Release
I've mentioned before that there was a time in my life, several years in fact, when I had walked away from the church. I told myself that it wasn't the church or God that I was walking away from. It was the people. But since people make up the church, well, that's a conversation for … Continue reading The Single Guy and the Release
10 Ways to Know I’m Old
If you've been following this blog for even a few days, you know that my birthday was this past Sunday. I continually attempt to trick myself into believing that I'm younger than I actually am. I do this by hanging out with a group of friends who are, on average, 10 years younger than me. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Know I’m Old
Question of the Week #45
Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and will die within a month. He begs you to give him poison so that he can die. Would you? What if it were your father? I'd have a hard time doing something like that. I mean, I don't want to see someone I care about … Continue reading Question of the Week #45
Capture the Flag
Remember that retreat I went on a couple weeks ago? I mentioned that we played Capture the Flag as part of our weekend festivities. Yesterday, I posted a picture of myself that was taken after that game, when I was pretty much declared the MVP. But I haven't explained, in detail, why someone with no … Continue reading Capture the Flag