There goes my heart…

When my first son, Kevin, was born, I received one of those “page-a-day” calendars with sayings for new mothers. The one that has stayed with me all these years is a quote from Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child…is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”…

My Boys

When I was raising my sons, I had one guiding principle: teach them to be people that I would like to call friends.  I figured that, since I’m a nice person with fairly good manners and a decent work ethic, I tend to like nice people with good manners and a decent work ethic.  Of course,…

Joyeux Holidays!

People say the holidays are for children.  Of course you can also include the child-like, such as myself.  But I have a whole new appreciation of and excitement about the holidays this year, starting with Thanksgiving and going all the way through Christmas.  It’s possible that I have never, ever been so excited about the…