I always laughed at sitcoms or movies where a parent or child decide to call a family meeting. I thought “Who does this kind of thing?” On television, family meetings are called when a child may be acting out or has become withdrawn. Then there are the family meetings about mee-maw’s health or her estate. … More Family Meeting
When I was a young teenager, I was stuck at home one summer during a period of time when my family didn’t have cable. At the time, I recall complaining of boredom more than once. However, my mother assured me there were plenty of books available to read and stories I could write using my … More I have a dream (Hard work ahead)
It was the fall of 1995 and I was starting the school year at a new school. As I approached the guidance counselor seated at the long table, I was greeted with the enthusiasm of someone who seemed to have received customer service training at the DMV. Trying my best to ignore the lackluster reception … More My Japanese Language Origins
I heard about Mr. Martin before I met him. A few upperclassmen in high school were complaining about his homework assignments. They complained so much that I found myself dreading his English class my 10th grade year. When I walked into his classroom, the first thing I noticed was order. Nothing was out of place … More One of the best, N.R. Martin, Jr.
On my way to work one morning I saw a beautiful rainbow. Faint but still beautiful. When I saw it, I felt comforted by the various goals and plans I’ve set for the remainder of the year. Later in the day I saw some of those plans crashing down. I felt that I had already … More How bad do I want it?
Last month, I visited a church I’d never visited before and easily saw 20 people I previously went to church or high school with back in the day. Afterwards, I went to lunch with a friend and ran into a family whose children I attended elementary school with many years ago. Hours later, after driving … More To be known
Today, my family lays to rest the oldest of my mother’s generation, my Uncle Robert. My uncle was a Marine who served in Vietnam before I was born. I didn’t know him as soldier. When I was a toddler, he was the uncle who would come in the house, looking for me as he shouted “Where’s … More Legacy