There is a very good article on motherhood in today’s New York Times, called “The Birth of a Mother.” When a child is born, the focus tends to be on the baby. But, parents change drastically. Before our son graduated high school, the school asked parents to meet as a group with a child-development expert.
Two of our children have gone through college admissions. So, I want to share personal learnings that include great perspectives from so many people. I want to try and pay it forward. So: The goal of adolescence is separation. When I first heard this, I found it profound. And, years later, I find it to be
We spent the weekend in NYC. Our kids are on spring break, and our college-aged son took the train down to be with us. Mrs. T. decided to mix it up and booked us rooms in Greenwich Village. I really like that part of Manhattan: young, lively, and significantly more gentrified, which is both good
A good friend posted on Facebook that he’s had a horrible day, that he hopes tomorrow will be better. We all have good days and bad days. It’s just how life is. There are seasons. But, one thing I’ve always experienced is that things look brighter in the morning. It sounds so very trite, but
Well, the snow blizzard right now is hitting full-force. My business meetings have converted to phone calls. And, we all are home riding out the storm. Thankfully, I hit the gym early this morning and also went to the grocery store to stock up on various desserts. Mrs. T’s sister and her family from Bozeman,
In a weird coincidence, I this afternoon attended Ash Wednesday services and just finished updating my end-of-life letter to my family. At the service, you’re reminded that “you’re dust and to dust you will return.” It is a traditional way to kick off Lent, which begins six weeks of prayer, fasting and alms giving. I