Archive for October, 2008
One night, after I’d just gotten home from an all-day meeting and was putting my daughter to bed, she looked up at me with sad eyes. “I didn’t like you being gone today,” she said.
Usually, I’m the one who picks her and her brother up from school, but since I wasn’t [...]
Paul, an eight-year-old neighborhood boy, regularly rings the doorbell to ask my son to play. This particular day, he appeared on the doorstep, paper in hand scribbled with lines and the words “pass play,” “fake,” and “touchdown”. A football was tucked under his arm and he was donned in a jersey, as [...]Read More..>>
I love object lessons. One of my favorite illustrations involves toothpaste. Each participant is given a travel-sized tube of toothpaste, a paper plate and one ooey-gooey mission: squeeze the tube dry. After the tubes are flattened, participants receive a tooth pick and are given the daunting task of putting the tooth paste back into the [...]Read More..>>