The Great Toddler Hike

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With the blossoming of her new photography business, my wife started hinting that she may have to leave town for a wedding, should the opportunity present itself. I told her that was fine—great… Continue reading

Don’t Kill Time; Resurrect It!

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When you’ve got a minute to spare, and you probably have more than you think, don’t “kill time.” Your time is dear–it’s your life, after all, and your family needs you to spend… Continue reading

Labor for an Unknown Harvest

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Whatever your faith, you can benefit from this thought from Dr. Russell Moore, dean of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He once said, “Everybody seems to have a messiah complex except for the actual… Continue reading

Embrace Not the New

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As a skipper, you eschew the modern idea of bachelorhood. But you’ve got a lot more eschewing to do if you’re going to skip well. It might be peculiar to begin talking about… Continue reading

Quick Skip #2: Love is Patient, Love is Kind, Love is…Healthy?

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Look, skip: if you’re not saying your I-love-yous today, you could be doing your family some damage. And not just the kind you know about. Of course your wife and kids need to… Continue reading

Quick Skip #1: Someone Wants to Help!

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Everybody needs something. You think your needs are unique. Probably not. In fact, there’s probably someone who would thrill at the thought of doing just what you need. Here’s your quick skip: talk… Continue reading

Cut Your Financial Fat

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Face it: you’re poorer than your parents. You may be some future hot shot, but right now, you need to save. Here are five really easy, relatively fast ways to cut the fat–that… Continue reading

Tales from the Skipped: Skipper Cameron on Preemptive Love v. Entitlement

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Another evening has come, and another ruthless stare down between me and the dirty dishes has commenced. Picking up the sponge, my wife leans in to give me the obligatory kiss and “thanks… Continue reading

Pie Town Perspective

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You don’t get very far without a direction; in fact, any vector requires it, so, technically, you don’t get anywhere without direction. So get it. As a skipper, you’ll find that choosing a… Continue reading

Shaped by the Vagaries of Fate

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn (above), chronicler of Soviet oppression, arbiter of Western response to Russia, prolific author, and considered by many the greatest man of the 20th Century, titled the memoir of his exile to… Continue reading