Collecting Clutter I have moved a lot in my life. I do not recall some of my initial moving around when I was young. I was born in Iowa and we moved to Virginia shortly thereafter. Within a few years, when I was around four years old, we moved to California. I lived in the […]
Did you all see the article, “50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink,” make its way around Facebook? Typically when I see stuff like this I just roll my eyes and carry on with my business. But for some unknown reason I decided to give this article a quick glance. Most of the points were predictable. […]
**UPDATE, June 9, 2016. The California Senate Appropriations Committee struck down SB-1888 (proposed by Assemblyman Evan Low), which was the primary legislative bill focused in the article below. However, SB-1146 has been approved by the Appropriations Committee and is moving forward for a vote in the California Senate. SB-1146 was authored by Assemblyman Ricardo Lara (D-Bell […]
This week I thought that I would share some of my expert tips on that all important station in life, fatherhood. There are plenty of blogs out there that will tell you how to be a better dad by doing things like hugging your kids more and using positive reinforcement. My purpose in this instance […]
The last two months have been some of the most difficult since we moved to Scotland. It is difficult to articulate exactly how frustrating these times have been in a blog post without sounding as if I am depressed or complaining. Neither of these is the case, yet times have been difficult all the same. […]
“Your F(f)ather loves you very much.” These words have been ringing in my heart for the past week. The last few days I attended a Chinese Missions Convention in San Diego, where there were over 3,000 people ready to hear about the different ways God is working throughout the world. Although I’m Filipino (and actually […]
Next week marks two years in Scotland for the Carroll family. It’s been a time of ups and downs and many changes in lifestyle while we have been here. The family is really settling in well and Aberdeen has become home (at least for now). When we left our boys were little ages 5, 7, […]
My husband, Daryl, and I asked our friend and fellow blogger Grace Sangalang to craft the following interview questions for us. Basically, we wanted a way to tell you more about our upcoming family shifts (happening this week!) and this seemed a good way to do it. We’re about to put into effect what we […]
About a month ago, my husband and I were enjoying lunch at a Japanese restaurant when the thought occurred to us, “What if we switched roles?” We had really been dancing around the issue for some time. I have been staying at home with our boy since shortly after he was born, but have dreams […]
I recently faced a Dad-moment that I had been dreading for a while. It’s one of those times where your son faces his first major disappointment in life. So far my oldest son Ethan had led a somewhat charmed existence. He’s the one that: wins the giant Lego set in the church raffle, gets picked […]
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Billy on The Sacrament of Pokemon Great insight Jack! Love your creativity and connections
Justin Daneshmand on Living with Clutter Jamie Smith, you hit the nail on the head. That ...
Jamie Smith on Living with Clutter I'm so happy to see this issue being addressed here. ...
Jack Franicevich on Harry Potter: Worse Things than Death, Better Things than Life Great post! I especially love your citation precision. This has ...