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Negative Motivation

Sons-

I want to drop you a quick note to let you know you don’t need to hunt for negative motivation to help you achieve your goals. 218 more words

Ralph's Letters

Writing Again

I’m writing again.

And the desire to self edit to the point of killing a post so that it never sees the light of the internet must be defeated. 724 more words

Fatherhood

Would Have Been

Sons-

A couple of weeks ago I was riding in a car with my uncle, and we were musing about life, love, family, forgiveness and football (there are no greater subjects on which to muse), when he mentioned that my mother, his closest sibling in age and one of his best friends, would have been 50 years old next month. 517 more words

Ralph's Letters

I Struggle Too

Dear Adeline and River,

It’s important that you know I struggle. Life comes at me and I am often at a loss. Take the past two nights, for instance. 435 more words

Parenting

Be There

Sons,

I want to share a short story with you, that has an important point.

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 happened on a Tuesday, which were the days we had FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meetings in high school. 302 more words

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A Touchy Subject, Part Two: We Are "N"

See part one here.

Audrey Rae, Braxton, and Charlotte-

Kids, being religious can be very difficult. From the get go, religion is a touchy subject. People will often see you very differently when they learn of your faith. 838 more words

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A Touchy Subject, Part One: I Don't Think We Should Coexist

Audrey Rae, Braxton, and Charlotte-

I don’t think we should “coexist”.

Let me explain.

There’s a bumper sticker that’s on the back of a lot of cars these days (especially here in the Portland area) that depicts the word “coexist”, but, in substitution for the letters, various symbols are used. 738 more words

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