I’ve been a dad for about 5 days, which obviously makes me an authority to write articles on being a dad. I’m unsure about my authority on dad-hood (yet). But I’m also now unsure of my authority on nearly everything I knew about myself before the arrival of little Ruby Lee Holmes, too. Ruby isContinue reading “THOUGHTS ON BECOMING A DAD”

How To Do A Relationship Checkup

Last week my 2005 Saab 9-3 broke down. I was indignant. “How could my 12 year old Swedish car with 110,000 miles on it break down? I can’t believe this!” My indignation turned to pensive sorrow as I watched my not-so-faithful Saab disappear into the sunset, on a flatbed truck. I waved goodbye, and wonderedContinue reading “How To Do A Relationship Checkup”

6 Ways To Guard Your Relationship Against Negativity

Think about a coworker you like very much, someone you enjoy. We’ll call her Sara. Now think of Sara as she walks by in an angry huff and says, “Leave me alone.” What would your initial reaction be? If you really do enjoy Sara, you’d probably think, “I hope she’s ok. She must be havingContinue reading “6 Ways To Guard Your Relationship Against Negativity”