Back when my wife and I were dating (which, increasingly, seems like way back) we had a point of tension which very nearly derailed our relationship. Kyna was coming from a background where her every expectation was that she would have a full-time career and was moving in that direction with her plans. I was coming… Continue reading Homeschool Dad Among Moms
I’ve always admired – and aspired – to those families whose homes run orderly and efficiently; who have so established patterns and expectations that bedtime seems more a matter of the parents pushing “start” on a well-oiled machine than grabbing their lasso and herding the cantankerous cattle into their proper pens. Where dinner clean up… Continue reading Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
I’m reading a book by G. K. Chesterton called “Orthodoxy.” It’s a very philosophical book, a work-out for my mind, and like the best exercise it is both difficult and enjoyable. It is also, I confess, not the place I expected to gain any insight into feeding and nurturing the romance in my marriage. And… Continue reading What is Romance, Anyway?
I’m not sure if this is true with all (or even most) guys, but if someone mentions a secret room, secret safe, secret stairway, secret compartment, or the like, I’m immediately interested. Maybe this is because they’re always connected with adventure. Maybe it’s just because the idea of keeping something secret is appealing (not that… Continue reading Making a Secret Compartment Book