It was summer, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Delegates from 13 different colonies gathered together to “Mutually pledge to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” for the support of the Declaration of Independence. Each man knew the dangers and risks involved as he waited to add his signature to the document. The moment he made this pledge, he committed an act of treason against the British government. Historically, the punishment for tre
Years ago I knew a man and woman who were offered an all-expense-paid vacation to Hawaii for their 25th wedding anniversary. The wife was over the moon with excitement! She could hardly wait to pack her bags and head for the vacation of her dreams.
Unfortunately, the vacation never happened.
Instead, the husband quickly put the breaks on the trip with just a few words, “Why would I want to do that?”
He was dead serious.
Having absolutely no desire to visit a
It was a crazy night.
Once again I had one of those dreams where I was reliving it all the abuse, the pain, the fear, the need to step in and protect my mom, and the anger that we had to live through this at all.
The weird thing about it was that it wasn’t a fictional dream. It wasn’t a case of a late night snack gone wrong or movie that I shouldn’t of watched replaying in my head. I had lived this before. It was just a memory of a day gone by vividly replaying i
One of the questions I get asked most often is whether my brother and I are twins.
I mean, I guess I can understand it. We look alike. We work together, and we usually think along the same lines.
However, the other day there was trouble in paradise and our usual "know-what-the-other-person-is-thinking" communication was completely out of sync.
For instance, we both walked into a store— him to get a haircut and me to go pick something up. The agreement was that wh