Lessons Learned from My Mom

Toward the end of 1968, Clara Dye gave birth to her fifth child. He came before Christmas, even though he wasn't supposed to be born until the first day of 1969. The early arrival messed up Christmas for the other 4 Dye children -- but, hey, that's what babies do. Now, 48+ years later, my…

Someone I Love Is Turning 49

Gulp! Someone close to me is about to have a birthday -- her last one before the 50-mile marker. How did I end up married to -- how should I say this? -- a woman of such advanced years? If after that comment, my amazing wife is still reading, I'd like to share with her…

There’s No Way to Replace Mom

Have you heard about the Pain Experience Camp? If it doesn't sound like the kind of summer camp experience you'd like, you're probably right. The Pain Experience Camp is put on by a hospital in China, and it's designed for dads. Simply put, the men have electrodes attached to their abdomen, through which they receive…