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5 Facts About Loss

I was missing my parents a lot this past weekend. That's despite the fact that it's been more than six years since my dad died and nearly nine years since my mom passed away. Even though I'm a grown man with a family of my own, the loss of my parents still lingers and seems to sneak up on me in unexpected ways. However, during these past several years, I've come to realize a few facts about loss: 1. Loss Happens to Us All During our lives, each of us will experience the pain and … [Read more...]

10 Things Every Mom Says…

This is a re-post from last year that I thought was appropriate for Mother's Day. Last night I saw that one of my sisters had a collection of our mother’s photos posted up on a Facebook page. The photo insert to the left, was always one of my favorites of my mom when I was growing up. Our parents raised five children and would have celebrated their 45th anniversary last month had they both been alive. My father died of a heart attack in August 2006 and my mother died in a single-car … [Read more...]

A Tribute to Moms….

I don't usually like being manipulated by commercials, but this one is pretty incredible. The folks at Proctor & Gamble have woven together a two minute tapestry that includes the heart strings of patriotism, perseverance and motherhood. … [Read more...]

The One Trait Every Writer Needs

There are as many different attributes of great writing as there are great writers. Many writers have a knack for dialogue. Others have a gifting for character development. Some are expert researchers. While other creatives have a penchant for captivating storytelling and conveying novel ideas. And then there are those that just seem born with an innate ease and unexplainable talent for connecting with readers - this type of writer galls me! That doesn't even address the obvious … [Read more...]