Is it possible to sugarcoat evil? To normalize the reprehensible? To rationalize doing immoral things? Apparently, in today’s culture, the answer is “yes.” Axis is a Christian-based media organization aimed at helping parents navigate the cultural changes that impact teens. They have a periodic email called “Culture Translation” that sums up current cultural trends. It’s … Continue reading Ethical Ways of Viewing Porn?
After Part 1 of this series on Dollars and Sense, a friend reminded me how in the late 1970s my late wife and I helped him and his wife use the envelope system to set up their budget and account for every penny they spent. They credit that advice to helping them get out and … Continue reading Dollars and Sense — Part 4
As a husband and father, I sought to have an attitude of “Always a Student.” Lifelong learning wasn’t just a hobby; it was a vocation, a necessary tool to survive the ups and downs of life. I explained that mindset in more detail in my blog post Constantly Improve Your Position, dated August 16, 2018. … Continue reading Dollars and Sense – Part 2
What’s the best financial advice you ever got? We live in a time when financial freedom is a dream rather than a reality for most Americans. Debt has become a way of life, a reluctant but inevitable cost of fulfilling wants and desires. We have fallen under the beguiling spell that we can borrow our … Continue reading Dollars and Sense — Part 1
This past week I was invited to play a round of golf at East Lake Golf Club in Decatur, Georgia. East Lake is no ordinary club. It’s the site of the Tour Championship, the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. More importantly, it was also the home course for golfing … Continue reading What A Caddie Taught Me About Encouragement
Sex is no big deal, they say. Everybody’s doing it, they say. If it feels good, do it, they say. It makes me wonder who exactly “they” are? This reminds me of a conversation I had with a colleague before he retired. He and his wife had just bought a home in a large retirement … Continue reading Are You Dying To Have Sex?
In the elusive pursuit of happiness, 21st Century man has learned the more you have, the more you want. Once we obtain it, we must continue to get more, do more, or experience more to remain happy. More, it seems, is never enough in a culture drunk on materialism. It almost seems as if the … Continue reading Simple Pleasures
Not too long ago, one could safely comment on gender differences without the fear of being “canceled,” condemned for not being “woke” enough, or accused of sexual discrimination. In today’s world, one must be careful as free speech can instantly become hate speech if someone, somewhere, is the least bit offended. I’ll take that risk. … Continue reading Men Play Checkers, Women Play Chess and Other Differences Between Men and Women
For all you romantically-challenged gentlemen who struggle to navigate the minefield of expectations that accompanies every February 14th, I have a suggestion. AT LEAST BUY HER A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD! Last Valentine's Day, my wife stopped by the card section at our local Publix supermarket in hopes of finding the perfect Valentine’s card for you … Continue reading The Gentlemen’s Guide To The Do’s and Don’ts of a Valentine’s Day Card
Did you ever consider the word “That” to be romantic? I discovered so just this past week. Or so I thought. My wife serves as editor for my musings on TheBuddyBlog.com. Without her, I would dangle far too many participles, misplace a truckload of commas, and overuse passive verbs. This time, her editing prompted a … Continue reading Isn’t That Romantic?