When words just get in the way

Have you ever noticed that when people discover you’re divorced they treat you differently? Okay, maybe not you specifically, but to others you may know. It’s as if they discovered you have some and explainable disease that could very well be contagious and they don’t want to be around you for fear of catching something.…

The challenges of divorced fatherhood

In 2008 it was Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella” that forced me to pull over while driving and had me in a contemplative mood for a long time. In a sense it still does. More recently it was the release of Casting Crowns’ new CD “The Well,” and the song “Just Another Birthday” that once again…

Stop being AWOL: Let’s train to win

Back in the 1990s I was one of the legion of men who attended Promise Keepers events in large sporting stadiums. The smallest venue I attended was at the Oakland coliseum, where the A’s and Raiders play ball. Just two years earlier, in 1995, I’d rode with a group of guys from a small town…