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Not too late!!!???

At around 9:15 last night, as I was brushing my teeth, Cakes, our youngest called her mom and asked if she could hang out with some of her new friends from church after work. She promised that she wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Do you really want my opinion?

The penultimate moment In the movie “A Few Good Men” comes when Tom Cruise’s sharp young lawyer Kaffee demands, “I want the truth!” Jack Nicholson’s crusty old Colonel Jessup yells back, “You can’t handle the truth!” It seems that am forced … Continue reading

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Can I get a witness?

The woman who taught our children to play piano called my wife today. Over the years, she and my wife have  become very good friends. The conversation took a little bit of a strange turn this time. “I have two … Continue reading

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Didn’t see that one coming!

I posted several posts recently (6/22, 25 & 26) about confronting my son about his character. I have spoken to him on two more occasions since those posts. The primary issue is how focused he has been on young women. … Continue reading

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There, I said it!

Today was the day… I finally confronted my son. I was as ready as I was ever going to be. There was nothing left but to do it. So, I did. I talked to him about the four levels of … Continue reading

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God answers prayer

I still haven’t confronted my son… He worked at The Bonefish Grill last night. He is working again tonight. This major confrontation has been delayed for since Monday and I am REALLY glad! Why do I say that? On Monday night, … Continue reading

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Just smart enough to keep my mouth shut

I avoided a disaster yesterday… My son came back to Kansas to find a summer job and save up money for the next year of college. Today, he slept in until 12:00! I have a very difficult time sitting passively … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

I’m not sure that I like Father’s Day… It seems to me that it replaces a very real moral obligation (“honor your father and your mother”) with a cheap cultural imitation…a way to soothe a guilty conscience. I realize for many it is the only … Continue reading

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Cakes to the Rescue!

As a father, I am concerned for my children’s well being and success. I realize that doesn’t make me special or different. Most parents have the same concerns. However, I am very aware that I can only do so much. All … Continue reading

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The world is getting smaller

It may sound strange, coming from a blogger, but I have not been a huge fan of technology. We went several years without a television in our home. When we did get one, TV time was strictly limited. Basically, for … Continue reading

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