Monthly Archives: April 2013

Instant Awesome

My one friend he’s almost a doctor now! A Doctor!  He’s going to be rich and never have to worry about anything for the rest of his life!  Face book doesn’t show the twelve years of schooling it took to get him to this point. It doesn’t show the stress of studying, the cost of […]

Creativity and Persistence over Time

I have an old mural on canvas that was started years ago.  It was hung up in my basement to cover the walls.  Thomas wanted to help me paint it.  I politely told him no and that we could start our own mural together.  He really wanted to help me paint it. I told him […]

Cardboard Box Revisited

For those of you who didn’t read my earlier post on the cardboard box it is here. That post was written over a year ago, and just published last week.  Yesterday we had two new shiny cardboard boxes arrive.  It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. If this doesn’t validate my theory on […]

The Cardboard Box

A box is the only toy you will ever need.  It meets every criteria of perfection.  A box is simple, abundant, recyclable, and requires the full use of your imagination.  My kids over the past five years have and will continue to get bored of every toy they get.  Our donation bin is proof of […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly

My peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are powerful.  Power is what happens when you leverage effort to maximize return.  I would make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for Henry, my three year old,  every day for his school lunch.  He would come home with about seventy percent of it eaten; a good half inch of […]