Why I Go To Church With the Dude Lebowski

Then again, if I only wanted to attend a church that was good, true and without error—according to my transitory ego-stoked beliefs—I’d have to invent my own religion. But wait a moment. There’d be a problem. I’d have to excommunicate the priest and his entire congregation! You see, I know that particular bishop/priest/congregation too well. With apologies to Groucho Marx: I’d never want to join a church that had someone like me for their founding bishop, especially if I was the only member! … [Read more...]

# X Commandment… For the Children’s Sake

X: Never forget passing on what is good doesn’t happen by chance.Did your mother read out loud to you and encourage you to do  creative art projects by filling your house with books and art supplies and music?Pass it on!My mother and sisters read terrific books out loud to me. I passed that on -- thank God -- to my kids. Dad played classical music and I’ve played it for my children and grandchildren.We're not going to pass on what was good about our childhood to our children by ma … [Read more...]

# IV Commandment on Not Messing up Your Kids

IV: Never talk about your child to other people in front of them, unless it is to praise your son or daughter.You need to be their number one confidant, not a blabber mouth “sharing” what they did and saying it’s “cute”  (let alone saying they did something bad) or laughing at what they did and making them self conscious.You can’t feel safe with a parent who seems to think you're an entertainment experience.And, sure, post a picture or two online (if you must) but your child isn’t a s … [Read more...]


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