Report Card Deprogramming @ Still Not There Yet

Yesterday I posted over at [Still] Not There Yet about grades and report cards and the pressure my kids feel to meet standards at school: My daughter sulked through the front door and laid the tell-tale manila envelope on my desk with such a huff that it seemed she was thoroughly deflated. "More of my grades went down than went up!" She barely got the words out before I saw the first tear make its appearance in the corner of her eye. At 12, she is halfway through the dreaded mandatory … [Read more...]

Redeeming Love @ Still Not There Yet

This morning I posted about redeeming love over at Still Not There Yet. Specifically, I'm talking about the power that comes from loving someone who doesn't want to be loved... someone who thinks he doesn't deserve to be loved... someone who has been hurt in such a way she she believes love is part of the problem instead of part of the solution. Check it out. … [Read more...]

This could be big…

Well, the blog has been quiet for a few weeks because I've been working on something new. It involves moving from a mostly personal blog to something a bit bigger. I have been blogging here for lots of years, but I've never tried to use this format to do anything more than just exercise my writing muscles. I've heard about people who supposedly make money with blogs, but it wasn't until recently that I actually met the sister of someone who supports her entire family solely through her blog. … [Read more...]