The Last Shall Be First

Last month my twelve-year-old son, Eli, raced in his sixth and final one-mile Kids Run (for those ages five to twelve) in Richmond, VA.  Immediately afterwards my wife, Tricia, and I will ran one of the most popular races in the country, the Monument Avenue 10k.  Over 1200 children ran the Kids Run and over [...]

Three Phrases That Diffuse Marriage Conflict

One weekend not long ago, I took Tricia for a two-night “date trip” to Myrtle Beach, SC.  It was a six-hour drive down and six hours back for just one full day at the beach.  OK, I was the one driving so it was really 4.5 hours, but it was still just one day at [...]