Category Archives: life is a great teacher

life lessons

on the outs

“safety and structure are the foundation of treatment.” it’s first on the list of d.y.s. beliefs and philosophies. each of them appear on the wall of every classroom and dorm in every facility. all the staff and kids know them … Continue reading

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the key to passion (remembering dana key)

I was saddened to learn early Monday of the passing of Dana Key, guitarist and singer for the legendary Christian rock duo DeGarmo & Key. Even though I was just reconnecting for the new week, somehow I broke the news … Continue reading

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the blessing i have to reject

I am Irish. Well, Irish enough. You’d never know it from looking at me. 6’4″ bald guy? Hardly leprechaun stock. But my mother, her mother, and her mother before that are/were all flaming Irish redheads. I’m at least 1/4 Irish … Continue reading

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eating as a sin

Sometime over the course of the last few years, my mom and my sister became vegetarians. My aunt (mom’s sister) does not eat red meat, nor does she eat foods with added sugar (i.e. sweets, etc.). So where else would … Continue reading

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the twitterverse has spoken

A few items from my Twitter feeds stood out over the past day or two. It turns out spending time with our families makes us way happier than connecting online. The Happiness Barometer says so. Can I get a “well … Continue reading

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good foul?

This caraway seed has been stuck in my denture for a while. Does it not strike you as odd that someone would say “good foul” while watching a sporting event? Dictionary.com defines the sports usage of a foul as “a violation of … Continue reading

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