There are times in all our lives when we may need some professional counseling. It may come in a situation with one of our children that we are not so sure how to handle. Or it may be that there are issues in our [Read more…]
Born in 1917, my dad’s life has spanned the greater part of a century. Part of what Tom Brokaw called the “greatest generation,” he served his country well in WWII. He became the first member of his family to get a college degree, one in electrical and mechanical engineering. And he went on to get his MBA, at a time when having two college degrees was pretty special.
My dad has always been smart, really smart. And at 95 he is still sharp as a tack! A few of years ago [Read more…]
In this post I want to share with you what I believe to be the three most important tenets of good parenting. Being a parent is by far the most important job any of us can have. We are not only responsible for the formation of another person, but in forming that person we have a share in shaping the larger world in which we live. This is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. [Read more…]
Today is Mother’s Day. I would like to wish all mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers a very special day! I would also like to take this opportunity to honor my own mother, Constance Kleinschmidt Brown, who left us all too soon in June, 2002.
It’s hard for me to believe that it is almost 10 years since my Mom passed away. So much has happened in these intervening years that she has not been a part of. We’ve had hurricane Katrina, my daughters’ weddings, and the births of my four grandchildren (her great grandchildren.) But I want to go way, way back to share some of my fondest memories of my Mom. These are memories from when I was a kid. [Read more…]