Off the Stool

To hold a grudge is to tie and tighten a noose around your own neck….

Don’t Talk Down

Don’t talk down to your elders. They’ve lived circles around you. Don’t talk down to children. They’ve made fewer mistakes than you.

Bigger Pictures

Weigh what others say based on bigger pictures, clearly intended meanings, and actual points made rather than slips of the tongue and poor word choices that we all are prone to make.

Catches Your Sail

A little self control is like a steady wind that catches your sail and carries you far.


Those jutting rocks that make you stumble and lift your feet high on the way up serve as footholds on the way down.

Out of Our Way

It’s important to recognize the vast number of things we have and enjoy because someone else is going out of their way for them….

Really About

I’m realizing that all of our family road trips were never really about seeing the sights, learning about history, or having fun….

Apple Pie

It’s my dad’s birthday today. The day I always eat something with apples in his honor….

Can’t Comprehend

Cannot wrap my mind around the lives of people I love who have been constant in my life since the day I was born being reduced to just an obituary….

Running Away

When I was little and felt like running away, my dad would grab my hand and say, “Here…I’ll go with you.”…