Monthly Archives: June 2003

The Pause That Refreshes

I’m proud to tell you that my 7 year old daughter Emily is following in her father’s footsteps, and has already begun telling really bad jokes. Her latest goes like this: “A man goes to the doctor, and the doctor asks, `How’s that new medicine working that I gave you to make you stronger?’ The man says, `Not so good.’ (pause) `I can’t open the bottle.’” Take a minute to regain your composure, since I know that joke has got […] Click to read more…

 

The Right Tool For The Right Job

I could hear the banging the minute I stepped into the house. I took off my coat, hung it on the back of a kitchen chair, and followed the noise up the stairs, eventually arriving at my son Evan’s room. All alone and in his closet, Evan was banging nails into the back wall with the handle of a screwdriver. As an experienced parent (10+ consecutive years on the job, thank you very much), I knew that I had several […] Click to read more…