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Taking Up Another's Offense

I feel so privileged and humbled when a woman entrusts me with her MIL/DIL story. This warm, Spring afternoon was no exception. Avery traded seats with me so that I could enjoy a gorgeous view of the mountains of the Pacific Coast Range. 1,142 more words


Self-fulfilling Prophecies?

Ever heard of Bob Rosenthal? He is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. His interests include self-fulfilling prophecies, which he explored in a well-known study of the Pygmalion Effect: the effect of teachers’ expectations on students. 416 more words


Is Your MIL an Only Child?

Here’s a “look-see” into another factor that influences “Why people are the way they are” and “Why people do the things they do”.
Kiera and I had just sat down to a fabulous “I just threw a few things together” lunch on the back deck of her home on the river. 762 more words



Well, another year in the past. 2014 saw some changes is our household, the biggest being that our youngest son married and we gained a daughter-in-law.  565 more words


The Hunt

A scanner is what I may be called,
But it’s justified because I’ve the best sons of all,
The one I saw yesterday was not twenty-one, 126 more words


A Letter To Grief: Feeling Fatherless in December

Dear Grief,

You are making December rough.

December. It’s the 10th anniversary of losing Dave’s dad to a heart attack. My dad. The man who was supposed to stand at the end of the aisle and put the hands of a future Mr and Mrs together and ask who gives this bride to his family. 728 more words

Lele Marie

Awkward for the Sake of Awkward

As Rose regularly complains that we do not communicate our plans to her, which I would contest, I made sure to last night. Of course doing this completely backfired on me! 379 more words