When we blame the other side we are only putting walls up that thwart the opportunities for love. When we hold up the virtues of our cause so high we can’t reach down and love the individual.
Did you really believe there was a threat? Perhaps were you sending a message? Were you trying to make a point? Your laughing and smirking, and videotaping of our fans (concerned moms, mind you) tells me that you were. Now, you want a cookie for sending the armed guard home? Message received, loud and clear.
Have you ever felt like something is missing? Perhaps you “have it all” (wife, kids, job, etc.) and yet you aren’t loving life? Maybe you go through the motions and pretend that all is well when it just isn’t. There are other times when you are quite aware that...
It's going to happen again. It always does. The horrifically tragic and senseless events this past weekend at the Tree of Life in Squirrel Hill are another example of evil rearing it's ugly head. This one hit home for those of us in Pittsburgh more than others, but...
Well, THAT escalated quickly. I knew it would generate attention but I didn't quite realize that it would grow to those proportions. As it is, there are a few things I'd like to expand upon, clean up, explain. My heart is heavy for the whole situation. My heart is...
Last night was our senior night for the Penn Hills Girls Volleyball Team. There were over 200 people in attendance. Between games two and three there was a serving game open to the public to win prizes. I turned and look and saw something amazing. Joy. There were...
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All About Trey
I was talking with my good friend Brian Herr about my sister's latest blog post. It was about the simple need for companionship. It referenced my son Trey. He had a girlfriend in pre-school. I mean, she was HIS girlfriend. Other girls wanted his attention but...read more
You saw that correctly. Bella was in Sunday school and they asked, "How have you come closer to God?" Her answer was through the death of her grandfather and brother. Trey was diagnosed when Bella was five and died when she was nine. Two years later Poppi passed...read more
I learned how to golf when I was 12. I started playing volleyball at the age of 14. I didn't learn how to play tennis until high school. Those are the last things (activities) that I have learned how to do. Nothing new or challenging since then. That is, until...read more
I was raking/blowing/mulching/mowing the leaves. My mind wandered back to a few years ago. Bella and Trey played for hours in the leaves. Norman Rockwell never captured such a quintessential American moment. Trey loved the Thanksgiving Day parades. He would sit...read more
There's always a light at the end of the tunnel...only it very often ends up a train. It's always darkest...before it goes completely black. Ha ha, these are funny misquotes...and funny because many not only believe it to be true but have lived it. Yes, it's...read more
Remember hurricane Harvey? No, not Harvey Weinstein. I'm not even going to begin to expound upon everything that goes with that (not at this time anyhow). I'm speaking of the horrific natural disaster that deluged Houston and surrounding areas earlier this year. ...read more