Month: February 2005

  • Sports, our national religion

    The United States has a national religion. A religion which takes precedence over the traditions of the faithful followers of the 10 Commandments including, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 (NIV). “Sports has become a kind of civic religion in much of the world, and the useful lies coaches tell have…

  • Working red wagon

    My husband dismissed strollers and bought red wagons for his children … and himself. He returned from his first foray into the Red Wagon Dealership with a metal wagon that he insisted I take out for a spin. He gave me a push and the neighbor’s a grand laugh. It was a sturdy wagon; it…

  • Making marriage work

    We commend theatrical stars’ perseverance against all odds to reach center stage in the public eye. We adulate sports players’ endurance through their grueling hours of practice. We stand in awe of businessmen who stick it out through the thin, early years of selling a new idea. Yet, little recognition falls on the men and…

  • Keeping the bed warm

    There is always room for one more at our house – even if we had to put a single bed and dresser in the laundry room to prove it. While some discuss the perfect family size and spacing, I have always contended that the perfect family size is one more than we already have. Our…