My twin daughters are 8, and in the second grade. Yesterday, a child in their after-school program decided that one of the girls had a ball he wanted to play with (or some other playground drama) and grabbed her in a bear-hug and squeezed until she couldn’t breathe. I saw this child for the first […]
In the news is the frightening case of a Vassalboro, Maine woman, beaten during a home invasion. The robber, armed with a pair of box cutters, came in through her unlocked front door and demanded Vicodin after her husband left for work. How did the criminal know she had Vicodin in the house? The police […]
I’ve been training in martial arts nearly my entire life, and I absolutely love it. Sure, I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid, but I think taking up martial arts training is one of the healthiest, most rewarding activities an adult can do. In the interest of full disclosure, I do teach martial arts in the Greater Portland […]
Have you ever lost your cool and regretted it later? Who hasn’t? Wouldn’t it be great to have more emotional control, less stress, and a cooler outlook on life? Life can be hard sometimes for all of us and stress is a killer, literally a killer. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own […]
I grew up in a Magical time in Maine, when they still played cartoons on Saturday mornings, and candy bars were a quarter. Classic Rock was just called Rock, and when you visited a relative’s house, you knocked once and just went on in. We never locked our doors, until the day our house was […]
Spring must be here and summer’s on the way. The snow in my yard has finally melted, and it was in the 80s today. I took my girls for ice cream after our Mother’s Day brunch. This means that travel season is here, and soon many of you will be making like a baby and heading […]
It’s my sincere belief that the smarter we all are, the safer we all are.