Parenting: Instructions Not Included


I had a good childhood compared to what kids are going through these days in a complex, ultra-competitive world. There was one weird thing about my upbringing, however, that I’ll always remember. I feel it bears mentioning because it’s something that parents can easily forget, even though it’s so obvious.  I’m talking about the simpleContinue reading “Parenting: Instructions Not Included”

Beautiful Dreamer


My first thoughts as a twenty-five-year-old are of my wife and daughter.  Will I ever meet my loyal and devoted wife, Bonnie?  If I do, will we have our precious daughter, Danielle?  As I contemplate these disturbing eventualities, the phone rings. 

Morton and the Horses


I remember the day my father asked me to become a partner in the stable.  He was sitting behind his desk in the temporary office space we rented then, dressed in a camel colored sport coat and checkered cotton sport shirt.  He looked straight at me with his bright, keen eyes and proceeded to makeContinue reading “Morton and the Horses”

Light In The Tunnel Of Youth


I heard his footsteps enter the kitchen. I sat at the breakfast table, afraid to glimpse the advancing Bengal tiger, my father. I didn’t have the stomach to gaze into his piercing green eyes. My mind saw those eyes jumping from the bushy, long hair straggling down the back of my neck, to the rumpled,Continue reading “Light In The Tunnel Of Youth”