A Different World

I have traveled to many places. I have seen both the good and bad of travel. Being in Jakarta is, in a word, different. The blur between cultures is everywhere. I am staying in a hotel that was the location of a terrorist attack in 2009. Having the vehicle you are traveling in go through … More A Different World

More reminders

I am so glad me and MrsL talked things through Friday during our drive to and from 21’s school.  Yesterday was a brilliant day, even with 21 here, and last night was a staggering reminder of who is in control. Sunday mornings around here are rather slow moving lazy affairs for all.  On most Sundays, … More More reminders

Just A Reminder

Friday night after a 6 hour round trip in the car together to go get 21 moved out of his dorm, MrsL came to bed with a reminder for both of us who was in charge. Since it was Cinco de Mayo and we hadn’t planned on dinner we opted to go to our favorite … More Just A Reminder

Job interview 

Well, having a parent that knows and understands corporate America was benefits. The company 26 was applying for is, if his experience is any indication, violating about half a dozen federal laws related to hiring. I guided him through what to say and who to speak with and…he has an interview today at 9 am. … More Job interview 

Here’s the Latest

Well, the move went well.  26 is in his new digs with his fraternity brother/landlord.  The job thing is not going so smooth and he is already doubting himself and hinting at “running” again.  I’ve told him there is nowhere to run.  Grow up and find a job. Basically, even though his fraternity brother is … More Here’s the Latest

The Power of Love

I should have known when I wrote and read the to 26, “I will not speak to you when you are using in the future” last summer at the family counseling weekend I would struggle when that time came.  Well, as we feared, it came.  He was further down the relapse path than we thought. … More The Power of Love