The Power of Hope (A Tribute to My Dad for Father’s Day)

My father endured many setbacks in his life. His sister married a crooked lawyer who stole his inheritance. He nearly died from ulcerative colitis. Though he became a successful real estate developer and businessman, he also knew the difficulties of lean years and the betrayal of embezzlement from trusted employees (more than once). He faced many obstacles in…

Parenting Enough

As a dad, I find myself fairly frequently asking the question: “Am I really reaching my kids? Am I having the impact on them I want, and, more to the point, need to have?” Exhibit A: My stepson will soon be a college senior, my stepdaughter a college freshman, my oldest blood son, a high school…