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My Marlin Moment

One of my sons recently taught me an important lesson. This is the same son who took many years to tell me that he loves me. During his bedtime routine, he was running around an office chair as he flossed … Continue reading

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How My Mom Taught Me Not to Fear Scary Movies

Halloween season is upon us, so in that spirit I would like to share an experience from my childhood involving scary movies. I was forbidden from watching most scary movies for many years, but my parents were wise enough to … Continue reading

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The Lockard Family as Movie Stars

Do you ever think about which movie stars your family members remind you of? I am the seventh of nine kids, so I got to witness a lot of personalities develop as we all grew up and started our own … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place Is a Celebration of Fatherhood and Motherhood

Every day good fathers and mothers quietly go about their lives loving their children and raising them to be happy, productive people. Being a good parent doesn’t earn people accolades or give them fame because it is to be expected. … Continue reading

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Timeless Childhood Lessons from the ’90s

What I particularly enjoyed from the ’90s was the subtle way that TV stations snuck important life lessons into fun presentations. And there is no better example of this than the “Totally Kids Detective Agency” on Fox. Continue reading

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10 Important Life Lessons I Learned from My Mom and Dad

Happy Thanksgiving. I would like to give thanks this year to my mom and dad for everything they taught me during my formative years. They are such amazing parents, and they gave me so much by teaching me to be … Continue reading

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The Glaring Omission at the End of The Pursuit of Happyness

Remember the title cards at the end of American Graffiti that reveal the fates of the four male main characters? Some people were annoyed that there was no mention of the female characters. I wasn’t bothered by that omission at … Continue reading

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