I heard recently that, in marriage, a man doesn't want his woman to change and the woman wants her man to change. We often hear of unrealistic expectations, irreconcilable differences, unmet needs, lack of intimacy, infidelity as the most common reasons to divorce. Well, if youth knew what the older generation only learned with time,… Continue reading People Don’t Change
Patience is one of those things you can only get more of by developing it, and by that I mean you have to exert it. Patience is like a muscle, the more you use it, the more it grows. Your level of impatience depends on two things: 1) your expectation when it comes to time (how much in a hurry you are) and 2) how deeply you want what comes next.
Before anyone of you get some kinky ideas... No... not in that context! My previous post was about filters, this one is the opposite. I put my words through filters before saying them (self censorship if you prefer); the gag refers to the words I want to get out... those rebel words I want to… Continue reading The Gag
Have you ever been around people who say the most inappropriate things at the most inopportune time? At best, their words make for awkward but funny situations, and at worst, they nearly kill those they are with with shame. We often refer to these people as having no filter between the brain and the mouth.… Continue reading The Filter
Do you know what the world needs? Great fatherly figures. Not dictators, chauvinists, authoritarian providers, wife beaters, absent or neglectful fathers, sexual predators, or pedophiles. The world needs to see in action men who are nurturing, caring, considerate, comforting, patient, gentle, and just. It needs to see men who love sacrificially. Children need to know… Continue reading Another Father’s Day
This week, little Missy has her prom night. I cannot quite believe my youngest has already finished high school! For some parents, their kids' passage from home to kindergarten, from kindergarten to elementary school, and then to high school are disturbing milestones. They were not for me. However, this one is. In Canada, children turn… Continue reading One Prom Night
Yesterday, I found out an ex-colleague of mine started a blog on part time parenthood. He is a recently separated father and he speaks of his experience. Wonderful! He wants to express his side of the story, to give a man's take on a common life event, and perhaps help others who experience the unexpected… Continue reading The Green-eyed Monster
I cringe every time I hear respect is earned. Social manners dictate a basic amount of respect. Do people go about their lives and push people around, beat them up, kill them just for the fun of it? As a standard, no. These things are called assault, aggravated assault, and homicide; they are crimes. Do… Continue reading Respect is Given, not Earned.
The snow just disappeared from the front the yard and soon the colour green will sprout out of the ground to tell we might start thinking about putting the winter coat away for a few months. Finally! Speaking of growth, I have a few plants to take care of today. My living room window looks… Continue reading Growing Season
Calculated risks represents the only risks I take. Of course, there have been decisions taken that left me wondering whether or not I had any good sense left, but beside these occasions, I move when the risk is minimal. Different people have different levels of tolerance when it comes to risk. Some do not mind… Continue reading What Does It Take?