Certainty scares me a little. Let’s start off by admitting that. I can’t talk about honesty until I admit that people who are absolutely certain about their work life, personal relationships, and non-essential elements of their faith make me nervous. Like I don’t know if I’d trust them to go to a timeshare presentation and […]
We use words all the time that we’ve not thought about the meaning, intent of the word itself. And my experience over the past 2 weeks of vacation proved something to me afresh: A lot of people have no idea what recreation means… they don’t have a personal understanding or philosophy of recreation. Recreation - activity […]
“Be careful.” I say this to my kids all the time. I cringe a little each time I say it. And yet I can’t stop myself. It just happens. Paul jumps up on a banister to slide down 30 feet with concrete in every direction. Be careful! Jackson chases after his 6-year old cousin at Glacier […]
Vacation – the state of vacating. The suffix turns the verb vacate into a process, state, or condition. The verb vacate comes from the Latin vac?tus, past participle of vac?re, to be empty. About 8 months ago I read an article by Tim Maurer about his justification of a 10-day vacation instead of a 7 day vacation. Here are his points, all of which hit […]
Enmity – noun – the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something. The english word enmity is based on the latin word “inimicus,” plainly translated as enemy.