Growing up, the kids we ran with set the stage for who we would grow up to be. We had our own teams for every street game we could think up. Most importantly, regardless of our independent nature as kids, we always had a high regard for the strength of the unit: the kid community.
Let's face it - there's only so much you can do to protect your kids, especially when you are busy performing the work required to put food on the table. It is inevitable that your duties as a parent will be challenged the moment your kid takes those first steps away on the first day of kindergarten. So how do you make sure that you...
This is a tough one. You lose your job, something dear to you, a family member, a friend. You watch someone suffer or show signs of dementia, or get a horrific diagnosis or injury. Now what? What do you do and how do you justify your actions moving forward?
D. Ryan Buford is a freelance writer skilled in project management and written communication. He currently lives in the heart of the Pacific Northwest and hosts an internet radio podcast with his son here.