Phil's Blog

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Nursery Rhymes (click to comment)

Do you remember some of the lullabies we used to hear? When I was a child my mother rocked me…

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Chasing Remote Controls (click to comment)

One night when our children were small, I tucked them into bed, then sat down to watch a Blue Jay’s…

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Ferrets in Your Pants (click to comment)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never liked pain. One Saturday, as I lay on my back thrusting weights…

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Insomniacs Anonymous (click to comment)

I’m sick and tired of insomnia. Of the nagging feeling this dog must have had when he finally came to…

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Good Medicine (click to comment)

What helps you laugh? We took to the streets and coffee shops to ask this question of unsuspecting people. One…

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Four More Habits of Effective Parents (click to comment)

Raising children is 27% bliss and 73% guerilla warfare. Kids are organized and unionized, so if you’re a frightened, frazzled…

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Four Habits of Highly Effective Parents (click to comment)

My Mother once told me, “Sonny, if you don’t have answers, ask someone who does.” I was six months old…

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Surprise! (click to comment)

Have you ever been surprised?  The greatest surprise of my life came one evening at the dinner table when my…

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The Bare Witness (click to comment)

It was bath night. A four-year-old and his younger brother were all wet. The older was constructing a bubble beard…