We are distracted. One quick look around and it's evident everywhere you go. It's in line at the store, in waiting rooms, and even at traffic lights. Our noses are permanently affixed to our devices. Humans are addicted to knowing, to being in the loop, and wanting to be the first to know. Our minds … Continue reading Are Your Distractions Good or Evil?
As husbands, we asked first. We were the ones who got down in one knee, professed our love, and asked the "big question." No one forced us into it (well, maybe most of us), we exercised free will. I try my best to keep this in mind during stressful times life can hand to us. … Continue reading How to Keep Being a Husband in Perspective
One Saturday morning I was slowly trying to wake up to some episodes of The Office. In my eyes this is a perfect way to start my day. During one commercial break I saw ads for streaming news services. Phrases like "Get your news anytime and anywhere," "Always on," and "Be the first to know" … Continue reading For More Happiness Do Less of This
Growing up in a disciplined household entering into Air Force Basic Training as a green 17 year-old wasn't too much of a shock. I was used to being organized, responsible, and aware of my surroundings. Most of the other airmen adapted rather well also. Even though your average teenager thinks they know everything, they're pretty … Continue reading What the Military Taught Me About Individualism
When my son was born he didn't come with an instruction manual, DVD, or QR code on how to use. One moment he wasn't here and the next he was. At the time I was amazed not only at having him in our lives of course, but how my wife and I entered the hospital … Continue reading The Relationship Between Fatherhood and Guilt
"I didn't know I needed a dog." Those were the exact words out of my father-in-law's mouth. And I can honestly say that, too. I could have easily titled this post "The Wellness of a Dog" since they provide so much more than just licks and companionship. We got him about a year ago and … Continue reading I Didn’t Know I Needed a Dog
I found some silver linings in the quarantine, which I'll miss. Do you have any similar or to add? The feeling as if we were all on an even playing field. No worries about deadlines. Real time with family - not carved-out time.Walks in the neighborhood seeing more of my neighbors. The option for peace. … Continue reading What I’ll Miss About Quarantine