Eat Dessert First, Life Is Uncertain!

Eat Dessert First, Life Is Uncertain!

In the early 1980’s there was a dessert place in Seattle, that had the marketing slogan, “Eat Dessert First, Life Is Uncertain!” Arden and I adopted this as a family motto.  Circumstances always remind us that life is uncertain...

What Will Tomorrow Bring?

What Will Tomorrow Bring?

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Failure to thrive.

Failure to thrive.

In the first few weeks after he was born, Nick just didn’t seem to completely wake up.  He was never fully alert.  He wasn’t comforted by anything; food, warmth, human touch, nothing seemed to stop him from crying.  It wasn’t a loud cry.  Just a...

Priorities & Perspective.

Priorities & Perspective.

We were without power for over 36 hours and although that can seem like a hardship to bear, we really were comfortable.  Arden has developed a backup-generator system that is automatic.  It runs the furnace, many of our appliances and the lights...

Avoidance.

Avoidance.

I believe that it is human nature to avoid doing something that we don’t want to do.  Either we think that it will be unpleasant or we aren’t sure of the outcome.  Will we be successful or will we fall flat on our face? Sometimes this...

Be Brave.

Be Brave.

Nick loves music and he loves to sing.  He knows hundreds of songs with all of their verses.  We will sing together, sometimes for hours, but he usually won’t sing for others. Years ago we were at a party honoring our friend Paddy Bogside Doherty...

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