Why is there a Chainsaw in the Kitchen? (On loving a hoarder)

I love my father.  He is a wonderful man:  funny, thoughtful, and loving. Also: He is a hoarder.  Yes, like the kind you see on cable tv, except not so bad as to have rat infestations or raw sewage flowing through the house.  No.  None of that.   Dad is the guy you see huddled over…

My Philosophy on Raising Children

For having no sense of structure as a child, I sure spent a lot of time on ‘restriction.’  What my parents lacked in communication, they made up with discipline.  The link between these 2 is, more structure = less restriction, yelling, and emotional abuse.    That being said, I’ve made some decisions about raising children. …