Month: November 2007

Who are you?

November 16, 2007 | No comments yet

A young boy brought home poor grades from school. His parents protested, telling him he could do better. He argued back, a bit defiant, with the declaration, “But this is who I am! I’m not smart like the other kids.”

Raising children and healthcare

November 15, 2007 | 3 comments

Last weekend, when in Seattle, my 14 year old son woke me at 11 p.m. in our motel room and said, “Dad, I don’t feel very well.” I knew from experience, he wouldn’t ask for help unless the problem felt

When unpleasantly surprised, stay calm

November 13, 2007 | 6 comments

The City of Richland has been landscaping in front of my office. They removed several trees and plan to plant some new ones in different spots on the breezeway I look out onto. After they removed the old trees, they

Keep score of the best times

November 13, 2007 | 6 comments

Last weekend, I went with my family to Federal Way to watch my daughter swim in the Washington State swimming championships. She qualified in four events, which was quite an accomplishment—the 50 and 100 meter single freestyle, plus the 200

A big hug today

November 8, 2007 | 5 comments

Have you received your lion hug for today? My heart was warmed and delighted as I watched a video clip sent in by a reader today. You might enjoy it too. A Colombian woman found a hurt and hungry baby