Parenting Win – Parenting Fail

Whether you're a new parent or an experienced parent, it's all too easy to fall into the trap of believing you're on the right track when you're actually going the wrong direction.  This simple guide was developed to help you know if you're doing things right. Parenting Win: Taking your child to the zoo on a... Continue Reading →

God Must Hate Me

Disclaimer: This post was written mainly for professing Christians.  If you aren't one, I hope that changes.  I really do, because Jesus is like Iron Man, only way cooler.  You may not agree with or understand some of what is written but I invite you to read it anyway.  If you are a Christian, the... Continue Reading →

An Autism Day at the Ballpark

St. Louis is known throughout the country for being a baseball town.  Although I'm not a sports fan, I can understand following something you're passionate about closely and, even though I don't watch the games, I always want the Cardinals to win due to the social and economic benefits that come along with a winning... Continue Reading →

Scents and Sensibility

Have you ever been in a public location and encountered a smell that just shouldn't be allowed in public?  I don't mean a place in which an unpleasant smell might be expected, such as the men's room at a truck stop.  Instead, I'm specifically referring to places in which overpowering smells aren't expected nor are... Continue Reading →

The Utter Demise of Customer Service

Whatever happened to customer service?  As a full-time customer service representative, I often find real customer service lacking in many stores and restaurants.  Sometimes it's much worse than lacking. My family was recently at a nationally known casual dining restaurant with a friend for lunch.  My wife ordered a bowl of soup and a salad... Continue Reading →

Stop Trying to Raise Kids

I recently heard an exchange between two parents and one stated that her goal as a parent was to raise responsible kids. Wrong, wrong, wrong!  If your goal as a parent is to raise responsible kids, you're doing it wrong. Kids, even responsible kids, are consumers; they are a drain on household resources.  They consume... Continue Reading →

Flipping the Bird

I happened to notice the back of an aerosol air freshener can the other day.  There, in small print, were instructions on how to use the air freshener. This made me start to wonder what has happened to human beings over the millennia.  How have we gone from hand crafting the very tools we needed... Continue Reading →

Remembering Our Fallen

I was never enlisted in any branch of the American Armed Forces.  However, I have nothing but the utmost respect for these brave men and women that have put their lives on the line to protect the liberty that we enjoy in this country today. Unfortunately, freedom is fragile.  Rights can be lost in an... Continue Reading →

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