Make the holidays a time of renewal
As a child, I loved the holidays, especially the established traditions.
Freewheeling on the open seas
You’ll get no argument from me. Thanksgiving is the traditional time to spend with family. But my wife and I decided we wanted a nontraditional backdrop for last year’s holiday. So, along with my son, daughter-in-law and 7-month-old grandson, we signed up for a pampering voyage on the Caribbean — and we’ll be forever thankful.
When my wife, Sharon, was to have surgery, I spent three weeks with two of my sons, Jason and Travis, who were attending a large university. They were living in an old house they’d rented on Elm Street.
I hadn’t seen their house before, though I remembered some of my friends’ rented houses when I was in school, and they weren’t for the faint of heart.
If you’ve ever been in a house rented by male...
No matter what your child’s disability, he or she can still help around the house
In the movie “Finding Nemo,” a father clown fish, Marlin, and his son, Nemo, embark on an adventure that proves something to both of them. Nemo is able to compensate for his disability (an underdeveloped fin) and accomplish much more than his father ever imagined possible.
Marlin must overcome his overprotectiveness and allow Nemo to learn and to discover his environment, in spite of the risks...
Don Bender designed and built his hovercraft 14 years ago.
Visiting the past with a modern twist