When The Situation Calls For Awareness

If your world is anything like mine your phone is dinging, chirping, ringing or vibrating off the table all day long. While these digital burps feel like an electronic leash at times, they are a great way to stay productive and connect with people who live in other states- as I do with my extended family and close friends. There is certainly a ‘risk vs reward’ equation Continue reading “When The Situation Calls For Awareness”

The impressions of youth.

si-swimsuit-1988I am, without a doubt, a child of the 80’s.  My generation was raised on media- movie, TV, music- we soaked it up like a sponge.  We learned about sexuality from seeing Supermodels in sports magazines and billboards. Women who rarely look that way in real life were perched precariously in every gaze, on every billboard, TV show, movie and magazine. As with most teenage males my every thought was refocused on attaining the attention of the unattainable.  And not just sexual drivers – every facet of our personalities were affected by what was aspired and revered.  We were mentored, molded and manicured into that which we thought we should be.
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I am certain that every generation of parent at some point utters the same phrase. It may be different based on era, culture and colloquial factors, but the thought is exactly the same. Depending an where you are from it might have sounded like one of the following:shutterstock_213175831
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ChangeI tend to write a lot about change – either causing it or dealing with it. Change is good. Change is natural. Change is what teaches us the ability to adapt to the never ending barrage of challenges life has in store for us. Like the opposable thumb separated us from the rest of the species on the planet, change is the great equalizer.
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Cell Phones

Cell PhoneThere are many times as a parent when an experience leaves you wondering. Depending on the age of your offspring you have probably been faced with some kind of technological challenge – or rather – a debate. Most of the conversations I have as a Father are not unique. If you are anything like me, in most cases you can recall vividly being on the other side of the exact same conversation. I’ve had several of these recently with my own Son – and expect plenty more – but my revelation on this one was fairly profound…. Continue reading “Cell Phones”