Another battle, however, rages on a less visible battlefield, and it is one in which we are all combatants. This battle, fought inside our minds, is an internal struggle about what to do with the freedom we enjoy during the one precious life we have to live.
They built something new, somewhere new, which in a few short years has become one of the social and cultural epicenters of Traverse City. And in the process they’ve inspired and enabled a whole new fleet of entrepreneurs – an ever increasing number of food truck operators – to get their businesses off the ground.
I’m striving to raise outdoor kids. Granted, I don’t want my son to walk in the door with a mouse in his mouth, but I do want to see the bumps and bruises that serve as reminders of a day well-played, a day taken advantage of. I urge my daughter to head outside, find a few friends and create a game from their collective imaginations.
Exploring the Beautiful Parks and Natural Areas of the Leelanau Peninsula
It’s probably too much to call these natural areas and parks hidden gems, in that they are readily visible and accessible throughout the peninsula, but in our experience they tend to be less crowded and more serene than some of the more widely known and trafficked spots in and around Traverse City.
The Future May be Bright, But Today is All that Matters
Instead of stopping to appreciate where we are in life, we keep our heads down and plod ahead to what’s next. And we peer back, wistfully. We forget that what made the past seem easy is that we’ve grown – the struggles make us stronger, and prepare us to tackle the next stage in life. And the future seems bright because it’s an open box – we can fill it with our dreams, hopes and aspirations.
The Rules to Raising Creative Kids (Hint: There are None
When it comes to coaching kids, I have a bit of a split personality. One is public, the other is more private. My public persona is that of “Mr. Laid Back Dad.” I say things like: “Hey, I just want the kids to have fun. That’s all that matters!”. This sentiment is real.
When Boredom Hits, Don’t Hit Back with Social Media
Unless you’ve been in a bunker for fear of the solar eclipse coming in August (that some conspiracy theorists are asserting is a sign that the end of the world is nigh), you’ve no doubt heard about the fallout from “Envelopegate” at the Oscars. A Managing Director at accounting firm PWC gave the wrong envelope for “Best Picture” to Warren Beatty, who looked as if the card inside was written in hieroglyphics. Beatty then proceeded to pass the buck to his co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who…