A classic story by Langston Hughes illustrates the choice between punishment and discipline that we must make for our kids’ growth.
Baseball Field in the Failing Light Offers Father a Renewed View
Some of the most spiritual moments I have ever had came on a baseball field. This one came just walking past one.
Museum Showcases Happy Memories of Raising Little Children
I was alone at my museum. Not exactly alone, but my family wasn’t physically with me at the moment. In […]
‘Fences’ Inspired Me to ‘Take the Crookeds with the Straights’
I was one of four black students in my graduating class. One day I noticed a copy of that play on a stack of textbooks, and it changed my life for ever.
Pumpkin Patch Illustrates the Many Choices We Make in Parenting
You don’t know what you’re going to get in a pumpkin patch. But don’t shortchange the journey with the aspirations of the destination.
Sorry, Mom, for All the Many Mistakes I Made in My Childhood
I need to atone for some things. So sorry, Mom: I hope that by apologizing for my crazy kid mistakes will buy me some good parenting karma.