Posts filed under Parenting

There's Always Time To Break The Mold

​It's been a while that a video clip moved me to post it to my website. I thought this clip (and its narration from Alan Watts, noted thinker and lecturer) a noble reminder to parents that our true motivation should be that of raising our children to be happy, not what society deems as successful.

Posted on May 21, 2013 and filed under Film, Parenting, People.

Twenty Years of Crap Management

Currently we are a three-feline family: two Siamese brothers named Ricky and Bobby, and a ragdoll/shorthair mix named Niko. I've also had a tabby and a polydactyl American shorthair. What does this mean, other than all my furniture is scratched, and I can't walk out of the house wearing a suit without meticulously using a military-grade lint roller?
Posted on October 20, 2011 and filed under Blogging, Parenting, Soapbox.

2010 Archive: "Change" & Rebooting Your Life

I guess I should not be surprised that [real] life-changing things are happening to people I consider to be real extended family. Just like your parents telling you "wow, we have friends passing away" you don't hold hands with mortality in the same ways that they do from generation-to-generation. While I'm sure I will just not at this point yet. But many things have transpired, and are transpiring in my life that are reminding me how fragile life really is and how much my loved ones and friends mean. In fair-weather times we naturally take these moments for granted, but in times like these I'm beginning to see one door close and another open. It's not good or bad (dependent upon situation) it's simply being confronted with unknowing, and often times uncontrollable change. I see more and more that humanities real survival is not just adpating and evolving but the acceptance of this change. No, this post doesn't end with some witty takeaway just know that beyond this holiday season take the gift that is change and do your best to accept it and apply it. Learn from your past as it's trully all you have as reference at any given moment and work to make your life better for yourself, your family and those around you. One final thought, log off and log back into your childs eyes. Hold them, be happy with them and cherish your significant others.

Posted on December 17, 2010 and filed under Parenting, People, Soapbox.