Love is What Makes You Family

Love is What Makes You Family

After my parents had my sister Lisa and me, they were told they could no longer have children. But my mom and dad decided they were not done growing their family, so they adopted an eight-month-old girl from South Korea. It was a bold and beautiful thing to do in a...
The Look of a Leader

The Look of a Leader

As the Roman poet Virgil once wrote, “Trust not too much to appearances.” This was true two thousand years ago and it’s still true today. We have cliches in our heads about who someone is—or how they ought to be—solely based on their appearance. For instance, what...
Couch Potato

Couch Potato

As I’ve written about many times before, I wasn’t exactly the best high school student in the world. I got rejected from just about every college I applied to except, East Carolina University. When I showed up for my first day of class back in the fall of 1988, I was...