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Parenting as an Empty Nester

I don’t watch all that much television…but when I do, I watch Parenthood. My wife of 32 years and I like to watch this series. You can bet there are always some tears shed whenever we do (mostly by her, of course). I just look away and try to swallow hard, so I don’t blow…

Ebola and Fear

This afternoon found me sitting with a friend under a mango tree. During our ‘catching up chat’ he asked me if others would be coming when I return to Mali in mid-January. I told him that I didn’t think so, that several persons had planned to come to Mali this winter, but recently decided against…

Parenting a Young Family

Some days we’re thriving and on other days we seem to be just surviving. Some days go according to plan and others seem to be ruled by chaos. Parenting a young family can be full of ups and downs, shifts and adjustments, peace and chaos, high times and low times. Each day is a new…