A Thanksgiving Welcome Home

A Thanksgiving Welcome Home

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The days are starting to get shorter and colder and that means Thanksgiving — one of my favorite holidays — will be here in no time at all. I love everything about Thanksgiving: family togetherness, the food, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and the fact that everyone in the U.S. celebrates

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A letter to my sons

A letter to my sons

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I was recently reflecting on my relationship with my sons and came to the realization that there are a few things I wish would change. For the most part, I have a pretty strong and close bond with my three boys. However, I admit that I am somewhat unsatisfied with the communication aspect of our

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Freshman year of life

Freshman year of life

I recently had the opportunity to spend time with my oldest son’s girlfriend and a group of her friends. (They had just returned from a camp reunion and were bringing back a car they’d borrowed for their weekend adventure.) We began talking about the difficulties transitioning from school to the real world can present; they

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Why I worry less

Why I worry less

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According to Malcolm Gladwell and the 10,000 rule, you need to do something for 10,000 hours before becoming world-class at it. Not just good, phenomenal. If that theory holds true, I am pretty much unparalleled at telling a child to go do his homework. In fact, I have stated that I want the phrase “Is

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Life lessons

Life lessons

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With commencement season upon us, it’s time to reflect on the growth our children have experienced during their college years. I am not referring to academic and interpersonal accomplishments, but rather the life lessons they learned along the way. These were the moments that caused us to smack our foreheads with the palms of our hands

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