Angels Among the Flames–March 25,1985

It was a windy March day, the kind that seems to create a vortex and blows leaves around in little whirlwinds. I had just gone upstairs to our second story apartment in an older home, with an attached barn. I brought with me our 4-month-old daughter Shara and 2-year-old Angel, a little autistic girl for whom I provided one-on-one developmental services. My 3-year-old son Andy was playing outside with his trucks and some sand out of the bucket on the porch, where the door was to go up to the apartment.

A short time later, perhaps only 10 minutes or so, Andy came bursting through the door into the apartment, yelling about a fire. I had no idea what he was talking about…until I looked out the livingroom windows and to my horror, a towering wall of flames greeted me menacingly, as they raced across the porch roof.

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Get It FREE – Limited Time – Fatherly Reflections!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And Happy FREE Ebook Day! I don’t know if it’s the “Luck of the Irish” or not — or perhaps a wee bit of “spring fever” — but today through Monday, March 18th, at 11:59pm, you can download my ebook which I blogged about a couple days ago, for FREE! Here … Read more

Look Back at January 2013

It’s the last day of January 2013 – how did this happen? Where did the time go? I had so many plans to succeed this month, especially in better time management and blogging every day as part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC). It has truly been a busy month, primarily due to some of … Read more

Blogs & Dogs, Wishes & Work

I experienced an unplanned hiatus from blogging for the past week, for a host of reasons. The primary reason is related to our precious canine member of our family, Kita, who had a medical emergency last week. Anyone who may follow and read my blog – or interacts with me on Facebook, or knows me … Read more

Facing Fears-Focusing Forward

Since we are approaching the end of another year in less than two months, it’s a good time to reflect on fears confronted, lessons learned, and progress made – and then take all that to build a plan for success as we focus forward on the upcoming new year of 2013. Why wait until the … Read more