Let coaches coach and take talk off the field

Youth sports. A time to learn the fundamentals, some life skills like discipline, following directions and teamwork, and to perhaps build self-confidence and stamina. More importantly, it should a time to have FUN. It seems more and more that parents become more...

Singer’s speech to daughter special, right

This blog entry’s subject matter goes back two weeks, but the singer’s message resonates for all of us — especially our little ones. It also contains that “You go, girl!” attitude that moms need to carry on and promote for themselves and...

Remembering again, and never forgetting

Another Sept. 11, another year of remembering and, for those of us who were alive, reliving what happened in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The memories remain vivid for me. Working at what was then an evening paper, I remember a phone...