Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Pets Are Best

Pets Are Best

  “It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.” – Linda Blair, Actress   Hello. My name is Griffin Raincloud Lick-a-paw Karabin. The kids call me Goo Goo. I am the cat. I am grey and black and cutest. I helping Keith write article today on Pets for Street Level [Continue]

Your Sticky Family

Your Sticky Family

“The family… is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling…” – Dr. Marianne E. Neifert, Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide   Families who have had young children in the house know what it means to have a “sticky” home. There is a phase in which everything you touch seems to has the startling [Continue]

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

“The whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – Dr. George Sheehan, Senior Athlete “You’re the only one who’s really been training for this thing, Keith, so you’re crossing the finish line—and I want no [Continue]

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha This weekend is one of my favorites; Family Rest Weekend. Once a month we write “family rest” on the calendar and that focus [Continue]

Dissing the Dysfunctional Family

Dissing the Dysfunctional Family

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.“ – Lee Iacocca, Engineer & CEO There’s no such thing as a dysfunctional family. Every family functions; the question is how healthily they function. I believe that we don’t want to ever de-value the complex, rich family [Continue]

Humbugs vs. Heroes: Holiday Showdown!

Humbugs vs. Heroes: Holiday Showdown!

“Humbug is the term used to refer to an act of fraud or deceit. It can also refer to an individual who carries out acts of trickery, that is, a hypocrite.” – Ask.com “Whether we like it or not, the holiday season is upon us,” said Psychotherapist Cyndi Sarnoff-Ross, noting that this fact (made even [Continue]

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

    “I imagine very clearly and then attempt to describe what I can see. Sometimes I draw them for my own amusement!” – J.K. Rowling Welcome to a brief article about the value of children’s books. I may share some advice–or more clearly put–some observations–on how to do it, because I stumbled into writing [Continue]

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

   “Writing…is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader’s mind, or miss it…” -Oliver Wendell Holmes As with last fall, I’ve loaded up my cerebral six-gun with the Six Word Stories of our recent adventures. In this fashion I serve three ends; It is a writing exercise for my literarily minded readers, [Continue]

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