#BeReal – MAC DICKSON MCCANNELL

Please welcome Mac Dickson McCannell to #BeReal. Be real… Two simple words that mean so much. When I was asked to explain what “Be Real” means to me, I was at first confused and yet, excited. It has taken me weeks to figure out what angle I wanted to approach. I think why I was…

#BeReal – BRITON UNDERWOOD

My #BeReal guest today is Briton Underwood. I have a deep like and respect for my guest today.  I’ve watched as his writing found its groove growing edgier and more powerful.  His writing is good.  Really, really good.  But it’s how he defends his friends, lifts them up, and helps them succeed I love the most.…

#BEREAL – MARTIN CONTEREZ

My #BeReal guest today is Martin Conterez. Today Martin tells us a beautiful story about being a father. I was just talking about how important I feel it is for us to be real for our children.  Thank you Martin for participating 🙂 I was walking to the metro with my daughter. Normally we drive…

#BeReal – DON ORTOLANO

My #BeReal guest today is Don Ortolano. I was very excited to hear from today’s guest. He is the father of a previous #BeReal writer as well as the father of one of my favorite friends. It gets even more wonderful because tomorrow you will hear from another one of his daughters and a granddaughter.…

THE ‘V’ IN VIOLIN

My guest today, Nick Sanburg, is a blogger who caught my eye as I was thinking about doing this bully theme. My daughter and I have learned so much from reading all the different stories and perspectives so far this month. Of course, she is too young for some of the posts but they have…

MY VERY OWN GIANT

I originally wrote this in June of 2012 for Father’s Day but since today is his birthday I wanted to re-post it. Happy Birthday Dad.   My dad is a giant, not only in build and strength, but he has that booming voice to match.   I don’t believe I have ever written about my dad,…