Life is Hard: Choose Your Struggle

Here’s a quick tip for you: Life is hard. Life will never stop being hard. The type of hardships will change, but they will continue to persist from birth until death. No matter the path you choose, life will continue to be hard. Running is hard; heart disease is hard. Quitting smoking is hard; getting…

You’re Already Living Your Dream Life

When I was eight years old, I lost a $5 bill on a family roadtrip. I can’t prove it, but I am somewhat confident one of my eight siblings purloined it when we stopped at a gas station. Losing a $5 bill as an eight-year-old felt like losing a million dollars. It was crushing. I…

Trump Shakes Up Administration by Firing Himself

WASHINGTON — In a move intended to rejuvenate an administration that has struggled to advance major policy initiatives, President Trump signaled today that he will be firing himself. “I’ve done a great job and am a great guy, but I’ve decided to move in a new direction. This is going to be Big League” Trump…

The Best Apology is Changed Behavior

When I was growing up, my mother, a saintly woman who managed to raise and homeschool myself and my eight siblings, used to often teach us how to apologize to one another. With nine children, there were often sibling disputes and conflicts to be resolved. These conflicts ranged from the inoccuous (“Daniel won’t share his…

My Son Stole My Dress Shoes

A few days ago, my wife started laughing, and I looked up to see my 15-month-old trying to slip his chubby little feet into my size 13 dress shoes. They didn’t fit. I laughed. He laughed. I picked him up and gave him a kiss. A few minutes go by before he toddles up to…