Book Giveaway: When Your Teenager’s Silent

Mom and Teenager Talking

When our kids were little, many of us would have given our left arm for 20 minutes of silence. When our kids grow to teenagers… we can’t get them to say more than two words to us! “How was your day.” “Fine.” “Anything exciting happen?” “Nope.” “And Soccer? How was soccer?” “Same as always.” (Awkward [Read More...]

Book Giveaway: Terror by Night

Terror by Night - by Terry Caffey and James H. Pence

Last week, ABC TV launched a new true crime series titled Final Witness with the story of the Caffey family murders. The program was very well done, but there’s only so much of the story that they could fit into an hour-long program. The full story is told in the book, Terror by Night, which [Read More...]

Book Giveaway: The Power of a Man


You Haven’t “Lived” as a Man Until… You’ve been slapped in public by a beautiful woman. You’ve raced an expensive European sports car. You’ve been in grave danger and made it out alive. You’ve used your “power” as a man to help others for no other reason than you can and it was the right [Read More...]

Parenting Tips… from a Serial Killer


In the last year I’ve done some research for two different books; one was on dads parenting daughters, and the other was on serial killers. I know, I know. Great combo, huh? It started with my research about the Columbine killers for the book I was writing about bullying, but then my research expanded to [Read More...]

Loving Your Kids Can Be Messy

Excited young girl holding a catfish

I knew parenting could get messy. But I had no idea how messy. Hey, I’m a modern dad. I’ve changed my share of dirty diapers. I’ve been thrown up on. But I wasn’t prepared to deal with two gigantic catfish in my bathtub. In the spring of 2002, I suffered a severe back injury that [Read More...]

The Day I Killed Myself


As grown men we should never underestimate the power of our past to dictate the kind of men we are today. I recently started taking acting classes to improve my speaking and stage presence. Little did I know that an exercise in class would lead me to uncover some startling emotional epiphanies as illustrated by [Read More...]