The holiday season is upon us and there's a lot to do. Sometimes there's too much to do and cards get done at the last minute, gifts wrapped at midnight (or minutes before they're to be opened), and before you know it, the holidays are gone.
You are in the future.
I am writing this the day before Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was sexually assault by supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
My family and I went down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for our family vacation, but there was a twist. Our teenage son invited his friend and our daughter invited a friend along as well. Four kids and two adults for a week at the beach. You might think that it was a crazy idea, but all turned out well.
I first saw Anne of Green Gables on my local PBS station back in 1985. I fell in love with Anne and her talk of kindred spirits, nature and the feisty Megan Follows who portrayed Anne with such conviction that I became lost in the story. There I was a 14-year old boy who stumbled on a show about self-discovery, a woman's place in the world and the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love.
Last weekend I was up early in order to go to my daughter's school and help put out the barricades for a 2 mile run that to raise money for the homeless. The rain came down hard, making the spring morning feel more like winter. It was only 50 degrees out and I knew that helping in the rain and then doing the run was going to be cold and I'd be drenched by the end of it.