Perfectly Abnormal

This morning my 13-year old got up at 6:00 AM to go on a training run with his mom. Pretty soon he’ll run in his first half marathon. After he got home, he showered and got ready for school, cooking himself breakfast along the way like he normally does. Then, like just about every 8th grader…… Continue reading Perfectly Abnormal

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Parents, you’re doing fine

Bruce’s Facebook post really got to me because I’ve experienced the same thing. People have directly or indirectly told us we’re not doing a good job as parents. And it hurts. A long time ago, when Megan was a toddler, we went through a bad transition in leaving a church in Northern California. It’s almost…… Continue reading Parents, you’re doing fine

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Shrunken to Surveillance

Our House Is this what we’ve become? People of surveillance? That’s a question I’m asking myself this week in recognition that something deep inside me has changed. After living on this block since 2009, when the worst thing we’ve experienced was someone swiping Stoney’s leash off the front porch, a few days ago we awoke to…… Continue reading Shrunken to Surveillance

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