In a previous post, It Doesn’t Grow on Trees, I talked about the importance of kids and money. I’ve written about this subject on several occasions before ( e.g., Career Advice for Teenagers, Ways for Kids to Earn Money , Kids and Allowances , Kids and Respect for Money ) but as the world . . . → Read More: Kids and Money
The preoccupation of the Obama administration condemning the “upper 1%” in our society is staggering. Now that I have your attention, let me offer you a different perspective on all of this by asking a few simple questions.
Does our society almost worship sports figures you are in the sub-1% when it comes . . . → Read More: Find the 1% in You !
Did you ever hear this phrase from your dad while you were growing up? Growing up in a small Midwestern rural farming community as I did, it seems like I heard this at least once a week. This phrase ranked right up there along with, “If you aren’t using a light, turn it off!”
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Happy New Year!
I was atop Palomar Mountain (elevation 6,140 feet), here in Southern California to watch the sunrise this morning, the first day of 2012. Spectacular. I left the house around 5:30 AM and our golden retriever wanted to come along so badly, but I told him no. He loves to hang out with . . . → Read More: Dads 2012- Continued
I received a copy of the new Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson from one of my sons for Christmas. Even though I am only through chapter 1, it has been a compelling read thus far. Steve Jobs was adopted at an early age and his parents allowed Steve to know that from the beginning. . . . → Read More: Dads 2012
My mom and dad arrived to spend Christmas with my family just yesterday. It was hurried around the house with a lot of comings and goings, including Linda and I taking off to help with our church’s huge living nativity program. I did, however, get a few moments to get the latest news from home, . . . → Read More: It’s Not the Building
One of the best loved American poets is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Many of his poems are familiar to us such as Paul Revere’s Ride and Evangeline. Somewhat less familiar, but more noteworthy, is this beautiful Christmas poem of the Three Wise Men searching for the Christ Child. This is a wonderful poem to read to . . . → Read More: The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In a relatively new book out by Deepak Chopra titled War of the World Views, Chopra argues that there must be an intelligent architect behind the creation of the universe. At the end of his interview with Bill O’Reilly ( November 2, 2011 ), he also mentions that the world-renown physicist Steven Hawking has stated . . . → Read More: Show Me God
When I was a junior in high school, I distinctly remember having a new student-teacher for my English class. She was all peppy like most student-teachers, but she was also all business. At the beginning of our 3rd or 4th class time, she distributed a quiz to everyone in the classroom. It was a long . . . → Read More: Shortcuts in Life
We visited Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo this past weekend; what a beautiful weekend. While the Northeast was enduring a record-setting early snow storm, we were basking in temperatures in high 70′s to 80′s.
One of our side trips took us down to the water, specifically at the Pismo Beach pier. In spite . . . → Read More: Don’t Feed the Birds