Not-Sorry’s Not Worth It, but Sorry-Plus Is a Beautiful Move

Some say it started with a hashtag. It took off in the Twitterverse and inspired songs by punk rockers Amen and pop phenomenon Demi Lovato. The punchy one-liner even found its way into a successful ad series for the ever-delectable Reese's peanut butter cup, in which a snarky male voiceover extols Reese's with in-your-face bravado, … Continue reading Not-Sorry’s Not Worth It, but Sorry-Plus Is a Beautiful Move

Celebrate Strong Dads with a Song and a Slice of Enemy Pie (and Learn to Love Your Enemies Too)

It seems almost everyone is complaining about division in the culture, but our loudest hate-speech protesters often behave no better than the groups they complain about.  And if we're honest with ourselves, most of the rest of us have, at least once in a while, been edgier with opponents than we're proud of. Try as … Continue reading Celebrate Strong Dads with a Song and a Slice of Enemy Pie (and Learn to Love Your Enemies Too)

Crow Call: Beautiful Children’s Book for Fathers and Daughters

"The details of this story are true," Newberry-winning author Lois Lowry writes of her beautiful father-daughter story, Crow Call.  "but parenst and children groping toward understanding each other--that happens to everyone.  And so this story is not really just my story, but everyone's." It is indeed.  Lowry's Crow Call is a masterful evocation of the … Continue reading Crow Call: Beautiful Children’s Book for Fathers and Daughters