50 Pieces of Advice from Dear Old Daddy

My daddy has given me lots of good advice over the years. So I got to wondering what other daddies told their children — what was the one piece of advice that stood out in their memories? Well, y’all, our daddies are some smart, smart fellas. In the hundreds of responses I got, I noticed…

Words of Wisdom from Our Fathers

It’s almost Father’s Day, the day we celebrate our patres familias — the men who raised us, the men who moulded us, the men who influenced us. Here’s 50 pieces of fatherly advice from our dear old dads.

Because I Said So — 50 Maternal Admonitions

Sometimes I hear a voice in my head. That voice tells me what to do, what not to do, when to talk, when to keep my mouth shut, who to trust, who to avoid, why things happen the way they do, and on and on and on — all the things that keep you on…

“Never wear cheap shoes” and other Labor Day advice

On this Labor Day, I find my thoughts turning to one of the hardest working people I ever knew, Granny, who gave me many pieces of valuable advice regarding work and working. She told me to take business classes in college. As a teenage aspiring artist, I naturally rebelled against the idea but did it…