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This post is the third in a series called “500 Words To Save The World.” Each day I will use just 500 words to address a problem that has been bugging you or me. If you want to get in on the conversation, tell me the problem you’d like discussed in the comments section of this post, or email me directly at You may start counting words… now!


I have been fortunate.

Growing up, my father worked and my mother stayed at home. She cooked our meals, volunteered at school, and helped with homework. My dad brought home a paycheck and helped run the Boy Scout troop.

My siblings and I participated in sports; and my parents were always there, cheering us on.

As I said, I have been fortunate.

Now that I am a parent, I can tell you it is the best and hardest job I’ve ever had. My wife and I have four children, and we both work. […]