WHO IS PERFECT?

Every kid is one caring adult from being a success story.   Josh Shipp I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a friend. I was on my way into town to meet with some of my former students who are now practicing clinicians. Let’s call him Dan. I was anxious to...

WHY SHAKESPEARE WAS WRONG

Be strong enough to stand alone Be smart enough to know when you need help. Be brave enough to ask.   Why Shakespeare was Wrong In the pantheon of great authors, William Shakespeare stands alone. The insights expressed via his plays’ characters dwarf the efforts of...

Are You Growing Down?

Most people grow old; not everybody grows up. Are You “Growing Down”? When I was a child, I can recall various times and situations when I heard the adult dictum to “grow up.” Usually, this directive occurred when I (or some other kid) was being chastised for some...

PAYTON’S SECOND BIRTHDAY

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. Fulghum I seem to have trouble keeping up with my own culture and social milieu. Just when I’d become comfortable and conversant with what “helicopter parents” are, I bumped up...

RE-WRITING YOUR SCRIPT

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our...

MODELS OF HONOR

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. Socrates Today’s message will flow from three seemingly unrelated incidents in your author’s recent (and distant) past. Event #1 Nine years after building our current home, we began...