Tag: time

I time-traveled recently. In a couple different ways. Vortex In October my wife, four kids, and myself squeezed into our minivan and pointed it toward Pittsburg. No, not that one. Pittsburg, Kansas. A dear friend of ours was turning fifty-years-old and a surprise party that had been marinating for many months was finally underway. It is a very weighty decision…

Kids Nonsense

A few months ago I had a guest post run on a parenting blog. In it I talked about the effect that having kids has on our selfishness. Check it out here. That wasn’t the whole story though. There is another aspect to this that word count limitations kept me from conveying. And since I’ve already pioneered splitting posts into…

Kids

Hero Time There are times when my wife is cooking dinner that we will witness a moment of intense realization, usually in the form of shrieking from behind an open refrigerator door. The whole house will discover that we are critically deficient in an important meal ingredient. “No! We’re out of butter!” Or “No! We’re out of chicken stock!”—still don’t…

Kids

Time. Who cares? My dad is smart. Growing up he always told me the secret to making a year longer. The unwritten key to fabricating time itself. He also told me the price. But when you are in high school or pressing on through your early 20s why would you care about more time anyway? You’re flush with the stuff.…

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