Don't talk to strangers When my children were growing up, I taught them what all parents were supposed to teach their children. "Don't talk to strangers" was part of that lesson plan. As parents we heard all the horror stories about young children being absconded and/or hurt and killed by ... » Learn More about “Don’t talk to strangers” – Good rule or no?
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The Passage of Time I was born in 1960. I distinctly remember in the 70's, when I was a teenager, thinking about the year 2000. At the time, it seemed so far away. I thought about how I would be 40 years old, something I couldn't even imagine. 2000 was just a day far in the future where my ... » Learn More about The Passage of Time
The enigma of Time I had a lot on my mind as I jogged this morning, and I noticed a thread running through all my thoughts -- they all had to do with time. Specifically I was thinking about: ... » Learn More about The enigma of Time
I could have been named Freedom! We were sitting around the dinner table a few nights ago talking about family history with my dad, who is visiting. As I wrote a few days ago, my dad shared that I was a fertilized egg in White Plains, NY; that the place of my conception was on a road named Freedom ... » Learn More about I could have been named Freedom!
Goodbye, Dad I didn't get to truly know my Dad until a few years ago. For the first 51 years of my life, Dad was the guy of my childhood. Whenever I thought of him or spoke to him, it was the disciplinarian, the rule setter and the lesson teacher I spoke to. We never talked about anything ... » Learn More about Goodbye, Dad