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Stepping through the stones

Stepping through the stones

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t”   Steve Maraboli Stepping onto the balcony through the double doors just off my bedroom was a morning routine for me.  I would wake up stretch and step outside to … Continue reading

DRIVER’S SEAT

DRIVER’S SEAT

“I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something.  Say, instead, that you are doing it.  Then fasten your seat belt.  The most remarkable things follow.”   Julia Cameron My oldest son, Brendan, and I share many of the same traits, unfortunately, a bad temper is one of … Continue reading

THE AWKWARD YEARS

THE AWKWARD YEARS

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) I wrote about the boys when they were little farts in the “Wonder Years”.   It seemed like those years were filled with special, magical moments that I’ve captured … Continue reading