But you know, it just shouldn’t be the role of the people going through the divorce to convince you that their divorce would be okay for you. It isn’t your divorce. It isn’t up to you. You’re not their judge and jury. If you’re their friend, be a friend. If you’re their family, be their family. Maybe you do know better. Good for you. But this is not your moment to play Judge Judy, Dear Abby, Solomon, or Freud. Do everyone a favor and shut the fuck up.
I am solidly into my road trip now. I arrived in Phoenix on Monday after a very fast drive from Santa Clarita, California. I was simply amazed by the trip east on I-10. I...
Ah, yes, the children. I’ve been dreading this entry, the third in the series of Divorce Disaster Preparedness. I’ve been dreading it because everyone, including me, has pretty strong (and generally self-serving) opinions about...
…HOWEVER, and this is a big one, Best Buy had a killer sale on a laptop computer. Chris gets bored with such shopping and scurried off to play video games in the store. While he was gone I purchased the laptop and gave it to him to carry while we walked out. At first he didn’t realize that it was his very first laptop, then I told him what I’d done. You never saw a kid’s eyes grow so huge!
My daughter, Gina, has decided to return to studies that will lead to a degree in medicine. I’m proud of her, she is doing life much like I’ve both taught and modeled for her.
I teach my kids to ‘try careers on for size.’ Wear them for awhile and see how they fit on you. Talk the talk, walk the walk in as much as you can. Reserve the right to change for the better, and don’t fear failure.
Failure simple means you are taking risks and moving forward.
An October road trip to see my kids in Phoenix, I discovered the fun of being a soccer dad.
I had a bizarre phone call regarding my former job, it irritated me. It meant nothing in the scheme of things since the contract is over and we’re all moving on. Still, when I’m mad or irritated in that fashion I start to clean. Since my house is clean (no kids to mess it up, and no dancing girls that leave traces) I turned to the next busy work on my radar. Without hesitation I disassembled the dining room table and removed everything from the room
So, you may ask, why does this rank and one of the most significant moments of my already event crowded year? Because my brother broke out of his guarded comfort zone and decided to fly again, to soar on the wings of love. This year my brother has a bit of hero status with me. I am the risk taker in the family, more than the others, but he showed that love at first site is real and that dream matches do exist.