It’s a Brave New World, Take This With You Last week I took my youngest son to his college orientation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville(UTK). These days college orientation is often a two-day affair, happens before move-in day and includes parents. After getting him checked into the dorm where he would be staying for…

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What was true is no longer true. I’ve been doing a lot of speaking and writing lately. Speaking and writing both trigger me to think about ‘narrative’, which leads to reflection about what has transpired in my life so far, and how I’ve been transformed by it. One major theme has come up lately in…

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What are we all freaking out about? In three days my youngest son will graduate from high school. I’m so happy for him and so proud of him. I can close my eyes and vividly remember when he was a baby. When he was a little boy that I carried around my neck. Today trying…

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There are worse things. Last week was one of the most transformational weeks of my entire life. My first son is, undoubtedly, the catalyst for the person I have become over the last twenty years. It was his existence that drove me to get real with myself, become self-disciplined and make real progress in my…

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Happy Sunday my friend, Yesterday, my wife shared with me an incredible way of looking at what it means to raise teenagers. In case you didn’t know, we’ve got two. She said that their conscience is developing but isn’t fully baked yet, and so as parents it’s our job to be their external conscience. To…

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Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve been under the weather the last couple of days. I’m actually about to head out to urgent care to make sure it’s not something more than a cold. Being a bit ill has a pretty significant impact on my mood. I don’t handle it very well, admittedly. It’s one of the…

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