The Top Ten Things the Universe is Trying to Tell You

The universe called. It’s been trying to get a hold of us. Here’s what it’s been trying to tell us for kind of a while now. 10. Men are from Earth, and women are too. Some of the points made in Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus are valid. Men...

Being Overlooked Sucks

Have you ever wondered why teenagers seem grumpy all the time? Why they seem to go from zero to furiously defensive in less time than it takes them to drink all the milk in your house? I don’t have a teenager yet, although I’m close; my oldest is almost...

What To Do When Bullied

We were talking at the dinner table about what to do when bullied. My wife, the one who pioneered homeschooling in my family, surprised me by disagreeing with my position that my kids not let themselves get pushed around. She said that such behavior might get them...

Ban That Book!

I understand and sympathize with book banners. And I take serious issue with the statement I saw on Twitter today, where someone claimed, “No, sometimes kids need to read something outside of what their parents might chose [sic].” Wrong. That’s MY...

When Should I Make a Fuss?

When is it okay to make a fuss? My older two boys, Spasmodeous and Bill, were in spelling bees today. They had finished in the top four of their individual classes’ spelling bees and thus went on to the grade level spelling bees. If you finish in the top 3 of your...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series