Duty vs. Desire

Our family visited the Portland Art Museum a few weeks ago to see an exhibit of California Impressionism.  The exhibit was outstanding.  My wife and I were super-impressed with the talent of the artists and the beauty of each piece.  My kids?  Not so much; they were a bit bored. As we were heading for […]

What’s with All the Bones?

We have several houses in our neighborhood that really get into the Halloween spirit. Every year they’re decked with all kinds of scary things—witches, ghosts, goblins, giant spiders, black cats, and pumpkins carved to illustrate what a psychotic dentist could do to you if he wanted. And, without fail, each yard has its own supply […]