Some advice for the Class of 2020

Pick one goal in your life. Just one. Don’t think about what your parents want, or society wants, or even what your friends want. Make it something that will make you feel happy. Proud of yourself, even. And then, go out and accomplish your goal. Spend a month, or a year, or even twenty yearsContinue reading “Some advice for the Class of 2020”

One goal, accomplished

I seem to always find pennies in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven. Most of the time, I pick them up because I think it’s good luck. And once in a while, I find a date stamped on the penny worth writing about. And so it was this evening, when I picked up a pennyContinue reading “One goal, accomplished”

Chasing that dream

As I was out running errands yesterday, I heard Boston’s “Foreplay/Long Time” on the radio. It’s always been a song I can listen to, and yesterday was no exception. Upon hearing the late Brad Delp’s vocals, I was reminded of how, at the end of my high school days, I quoted the line “It’s beenContinue reading “Chasing that dream”

Remembering Miss Kathleen

My teenager is away this weekend, visiting a friend over the holiday weekend. In her absence, the rest of the family worked to clean up a room that we call the play room. It doubles as our guest room, and in a few weeks we’ll be having visitors in for a graduation weekend. We mayContinue reading “Remembering Miss Kathleen”