Family

Raise and release

Last month my oldest son went on his first Boy Scout camping trip by himself. For the first time, he was completely away from me and his mom. It made me wonder if I have done all I can to prepare him. How did he manage? Did he do the right things? How did... -Read More


Fathers: The Antidote for Fear

It was 24 hours before Hurricane Andrew was scheduled to come crashing in on South Florida. My elementary-aged children were helping us get the shutters up and put away outside furniture. Our house was a whirlwind of activity, and I was totally oblivious to the wide-eyed fear on my kids’ faces as they ran... -Read More


‘Daddy, is that what a man does?’

You’ve probably seen it before: A father brings his 10-year-old son to a professional football game with some of his buddies. During half-time the cheerleaders strut out onto the sidelines. The man takes out his binoculars, and, after watching the cheerleaders for a moment, passes them through the outstretched hands of his son to... -Read More


Year of the Father

This past election year we heard the word “leadership” repeated many times – not just concerning elected officials. We were looking for financial leadership, corporate leadership and even energy leadership. Every day, we heard about a change in the type of leadership America needs. It all boiled down to the obvious. People don’t get... -Read More


Traditional memories

We are heading into a season of great opportunity. For some families, Thanksgiving and Christmas help define who they are. For others, these holidays are little more than eating and an expense.  We are heading into a season of great opportunity. For some families, Thanksgiving and Christmas help define who they are. For others,... -Read More