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Family making a toast for a happy year

New Year’s Eve Commitments

I’m guessing that celebrating the beginning of the New Year is truly the only holiday-like experience that is shared with nearly every culture and location on the planet – at

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Dad and son loading tree on car

The Power of Sensitivity

December is a pretty interesting time when we have children in our lives. I lived in rural northern Indiana throughout my entire childhood, and I remember December as always being

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Holidays and Family

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays

Every year we all look forward to getting family and friends together for Thanksgiving and Christmas and also New Years. The joy, the fun, and the connection during these occasions

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2021 PNBA Show Banner

PNBA Show By The River

It was quite a day in October at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show . . . right here in Portland, Oregon, at the Red Lion by the River.

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Dad and child walking

It Starts With Respect

It has been more than 10 years since I wrote the first version of The Dad Connection. I’ve recently re-written and edited some portions to be more relevant and current.

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Big Dog

Getting On Their Level

As any relationship grows more complex, so does the effort to connect and find perspective. Often we have to approach our kids from multiple perspectives and shift gently from one

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Boy riding on dad's shoulders

Seeking Balance As A Dad

In my book, I discuss building relationships and the amount of work and consciousness that is required. It’s not easy and often requires significant support. I imagine that for many

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father and children in a field


I believe that true relationships – that is: relationships that share genuine values of each other and consciously recognize the vital and core strengths of each other – are built,

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