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A Lesson From My Dog

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Sometimes, we need to listen to our four-legged friends.

A Light to My Path and a Lesson From a Dog...

There are times when I think that my dog may be smarter than I am. I believe that most dog owners feel this way at some point. This thought occurred to me on an evening when she helped teach me a valuable life lesson.

COVID-19 and Redeeming the Time

Every spring break, I take the time to work on a home-improvement project. This year, it was renovating my bathroom. Since I work for the school system, spring break is a great time to do these projects, because I don’t have to go to work and my kid spends the week at his grandmother’s house. However, something strange occurred that threw a wrench in that plan this year: COVID-19. With everything shutting down and the economy uncertain, we agreed that the expense of renovating our already-functional bathroom was a little frivolous and possibly irresponsible.

The "This Is Us" Effect

“Toxic masculinity” or masculine leadership?

No Black Belt for Me

My son and I study a Korean form of martial arts called Tang Soo Do. In most martial arts, the highest achievement is the black belt. The student begins with a white belt, and over the course of years, students move up through the color levels until they reach black belt status. A couple of months ago we had the privilege of attending a black belt ceremony, in which we observed some of our classmates receive their reward for years of practice and hard work. At the ceremony, an interesting experience presented itself.