My Daughter Hates Me: I wish it were a black-and-white world (Part 12 of 13)

It is not a black-and-white world. Sometimes I wish it were. There are adults who grew up in broken homes and condemn my choices. The truth is they are choosing to paint my reality based on their experiences. I know because people are more than willing to send me an email or tweet and tell me... Continue Reading →

The Hero and the Harem: Universal alchemy – loose balls, forgotten lessons and tiger sharks

The first time you screw up it’s a mistake, the second time it’s by choice. I never thought I would find myself in this situation again.  After all, I have my rules—clearly-defined, hard-worn, time-proven rules - the kind you accumulate over a lifetime of mistakes. Rules such as never eat the last spare rib on... Continue Reading →

My Daughter Hates Me: Some wrongs can never be fully righted (Part 11 of 13)

For a long time my choices tied my life into a seemingly inescapable Gordian Knot: a knot inadvertently binding those I love (and hated) to a life of chaos and confusion. I tried everything I could think of to untie the knot. Often my best thinking made it worse. "The significant problems we face cannot be... Continue Reading →

An Angry Patriot: All or nothing is a dangerous mindset – more Beckwellian paranoia

Recently I read with some curiosity an essay by Wounded Eagle entitled A Thief in The Night. Reading this article, and many like it, watching the news-tainment and listening to "experts" makes me really miss the intellectual integrity and character of William F. Buckley, Jr. Essentially, she is suggesting that those that disagree with her are sneaking into... Continue Reading →

My Daughter Hates Me: Perception becomes reality (Part 10 of 13)

Don’t misunderstand – I’m not defending my choices – most of them are beyond defending. However, there is a difference between being defensive and being honest. The former is a result of pride the latter humility. Knowing what I know today I would do most of it differently. But I didn’t know and cannot change... Continue Reading →

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