A Girl and Her Dog

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with super powers?  It’s the question a middle school girl named Lacey finds herself facing when she and her dog stumble across a pair of costumes that do just that, imbuing both kid and canine with powers beyond those of mere mortals.  It’s Lacey & Lily!Continue reading “A Girl and Her Dog”

You don’t have to be friends with everyone

I was driving our son to school recently when, staring out the back window at the houses and businesses passing us by, he suddenly asked why one of the kids at school didn’t want to be his friend. “I say hello and I’m nice to them, but they tell me they don’t want to beContinue reading “You don’t have to be friends with everyone”

Leading by example

“Talent + service to others = success and personal fulfillment.” These were the words uttered by a friend as he brought to a close a passionate and inspiring eulogy about his dad. His dad being a math teacher, my friend described it as “the most important equation” his dad ever taught. The passing came unexpectedly,Continue reading “Leading by example”

You don’t need to be Sam Wainwright to matter

It has taken me many years to fully come to terms with this, and it is something I often have to remind myself of to this day. But it’s important. And, as I have since childhood, I’m going to frame it in the context of something that is easier for me to understand and explainContinue reading “You don’t need to be Sam Wainwright to matter”