A Trite Saying of My Own

Maybe you've seen those inspirational tips-for-life kind of posters. Things like "do less," "accept what you have," and "enjoy the journey." Well, I'd like to add a trite saying of my own. Or maybe I took it from somewhere else, I don't know. Whatever the case, here goes ...

That little girl in the Subaru commercial

It gets me every time. That Subaru commercial with the little girl in the driver’s seat, her father anxiously offering last-minute safety reminders. I’m certain it melts the heart of every father to a daughter. They grow up far too fast. Greg Wright realized this and so crafted a renewed, purposeful approach to fatherhood, which he outlines in "Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts."

Picking Out My Daughter’s Friends

Today is our younger daughter Jacque’s birthday. She’s eleven, though well into her teen years. She, not her older sister Lindsay, seems to want to grow up fast, though her idea of growing up doesn’t involve maturity and becoming more responsible. In fact, she’s trying to earn her job at home back, which she lost because she took too many personal days­—the laziness bug typical of too many American kids.