Category Archives: Parenting

Saving Easter

No, no ‘passover lamb’ was pardoned, nor were any eggs picked or left undisturbed. A life was brought back from certain death: my daughter saved a fledgling, not by accident, by precautions she took against such eventuality. How did this … Continue reading

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Birdie’s Life and Death

    I opened my eyes to my almost-teen daughter by my bedside early yesterday morning. “What are you doing here this early?” croaked the frog in my throat. “Have to show you something!” “Lemme put something on,” said I. … Continue reading

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Daddy Daughter Date

“Avoid Alliteration Always.” Pithy advice on good writing. Doesn’t work always, though…didn’t work for this post’s title! No matter. Am I not allowed a few mistakes, now and then? My new teen going-on-20 daughter rode by this evening. She had … Continue reading

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Humbling and Humility chosen by Library Journal’s Self-e

The multicultural narrative of infidelity, empathy, compassion, and love – Humbling and Humility – was accepted for distribution to libraries in Arizona by the Library Journal Self-e team in July this year. Through this selection, HnH (in ebook form) is … Continue reading

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Goodreads Book Giveaway: “Humbling and Humility”

 A Goodreads book giveaway featuring 3 paperback copies of the small print edition of “Humbling and Humility” will be active from May 19th through June 18, 2015. See below for more details, or visit the giveaway page here. (Note: Books … Continue reading

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Lucy, Trixie, and kittens from “Humbling and Humility”

(An excerpt from “Small Measures of Peace” in HnH) The kittens grew quickly, and became a common fixture on our backyard walls and in the patio. They had distinct behaviors: Black Panther was a male loner, staying away from the … Continue reading

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Growing Up in America: Boy to Man and being a Father

Fatherhood My son bet me five bucks that Boyhood will win ‘Best Picture’ at the Oscars. I took the bet; I think the story is really more about fatherhood…have you listened to the wonderful song in the background? “Let me … Continue reading

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