The Luckiest

It's mid-afternoon and for the moment, the house is relatively quiet. It is nap time; the dogs are caught in a lazy embrace on the couch and the buzz from the TV drones faintly in the background. I lean back in our chestnut-brown recliner, my left foot methodically keeping time against the speckled carpet. Gazing … Continue reading The Luckiest

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At times, I wish parenting came with a manual. About a month ago, I was out running errands with the kids and as we pulled up to a stoplight, my middle daughter noticed a homeless man panhandling on the median. "Dad, what does his sign mean by 'anything helps?'" "Dad, why is that man homeless? Doesn't … Continue reading More Questions Than Answers