Our current educational life is extremely complicated, a mix of public, private and home education for our remaining 12 children. I have three imaginary friends whom I converse with often that keeps our complicated decisions from overwhelming us.
I’ve learned to never take seriously an image that plays to my emotions—humor and sorrow both. This gif has been shared as fact:
I was the tournament photographer for two tournaments so far this year. It’s so much fun capturing the moment. There were 129 pictures selected for the final slideshow for the Mile High Conquest in Denver last month, but these 24 were my favorite.
Do you want “the good life”? I do, too, but I’ve clunked along. I have three particular doubts that tug at me: envy, untruth and hopelessness. If your “good life” plans are rough on the edges, I bet you have these doubts, too.
I’d hate to be the guy (or gal) who got chewed out by the Pope last week in Mexico. Talk about a straight-line to Purgatory! Just kidding. I’m more concerned with how the media packages up other people’s words, including even the Pontiff.
My heart sank when Tom Brady got boo’d at the Super Bowl Pregame Show. Something inside me wanted to justify the response. “Well, he cheated…he deserves this.” But I reject that motive. And we lose much of our soul by justifying it.
My kids shook it up for the Monument Academy Chess Club. For the record, they lost more games than they won, but they each came home with medals…and one trophy! (Wendy Jeub’s iPhone 6)
Debate teaches this most valuable skill: research. “Let the research guide you,” Vance Trefethen says in the new Blue Book. Consider it “the Force” in debate. There is even a “light” and a “dark” side to it.
My heart is heavy for the passing of my favorite Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia. I regret never having met the man or attend one of his many speeches, but I have learned three things from him from afar that I’d like to reflect upon.
I know single guys or childless couples adventure into “vagabonding.” Most sane people abandon the idea once kids enter the picture. Not me. And Wendy and I are returning to some of our more radical ideas of our younger years.