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It has been so long since I wrote a blog article, I’m going to have to read the manual to remind myself how to make a post, but I guess I figured it out if you are able to read these words. Writing is like exercising, it is hard to get into the habit, but easy to fall out. R+A did really well for a long time. In fact, you can pick up a cool little PDF of five years of our blogs HERE. Also, spend some time on this new site. We worked really hard to make the copy fresh and to give our potential clients lots to think about. Read More

Sexual Addiction and Divorce

Back in early 2001 when I had been a lawyer for about two years, L.C. assigned me to work for a husband and father in his early 30s.  His wife had abruptly left their home in another state with their child and moved in with her parents who lived in a small Mississippi town.  The wife’s family was very wealthy.   Read More

Husband-In-Laws

My friend Dr. Mike recently invited me to go on a quail hunting trip to Clarke County, Mississippi.  You remember him from a blog I wrote a little while back.  There are not that many wild quail left in Mississippi because of fire ants and coyotes, but enthusiasts buy farm grown quail and release them to be hunted.  I am told it is not as good as the real thing, and it is admittedly a little unfair to release quail that have never flown and expect them to have a sporting chance at life.   But the hunters only harvest about 50 to 60%, so these birds actually have better odds than the ones who end up on the menu in fancy restaurants.   Read More

All My Money

A lot of people are talking and writing about the life of Robin Williams in light of his tragic death.  I have watched a few things myself, as I always loved his work.  His brand of crazy humor coupled with Shakespearean tangents was a one-of-a-kind mixture of freedom and intellect.  Notwithstanding his personal demons and the obvious wreckage it caused to those closest to him, we are a better, more thoughtful society for his having lived. Read More

My Dad is Awesome

align="left"I have been thinking about Father’s Day, which is next Sunday, for several reasons.  For one, we are doing a fundraising campaign for 200 Million Flowers where we are encouraging our supporters to consider making a gift in honor of their dad.  Also, this will be the first Father’s Day since my daddy passed away last July.  When we were cleaning out our attic in anticipation of an upcoming move, I ran across his wallet in a box of his things from the nursing home where he spent the last couple of years of his life.  There was a motorcycle warranty card for his 1975 Honda dirt bike.   Read More

Divorce and Contacts

Yesterday I took my oldest daughter to be fitted for contacts.  She has been wearing glasses for a couple of years, but liked the potential freedom contacts would bring.  She got her good looks from her momma and her bad eyes from me.  She earned her contacts by overcoming adversity to make straight As.  This is a big deal in our house.  While school comes easy for my youngest (she made straight As too, BTW), God wired Mollie Ann to think three dimensionally and learn in a way most schools don’t teach, with the vigor and vitality of the Energizer Bunny.  This year, we made the difficult decision to transfer Mollie Ann after the first quarter and she rose to the occasion.  Like you, I could not be prouder of my kids. Read More

Nirvana

Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a book called Eat, Pray, Love in 2006.  She was formerly an "unpublished diner waitress," with a stack of rejection letters from publishers. Her book was wildly successful, but she found herself “regressing” to the sentimentality she felt before she hit it big.  Her first follow up book was a flop, but she felt strangely better and got back to work.  Her next effort was received well. Read More

A Straight Razor Shave and Divorce

I am learning about the importance of doing little things for yourself every day.  If you love flowers, make a flower arrangement or work in your backyard.  If you are into art, visit a local gallery or buy a canvas and paint --create something.  If you are a film buff, sneak off and catch a matinee before the kids get off the bus.  A mini personal holiday can go a long way to increasing your joy in everyday life.  Yesterday, in pursuit of my own battery recharge, I made an appointment for my first straight razor shave. Read More

Crazymakers

This morning in my men’s group we talked about Crazymakers. I had heard my counselor friends use the word for years, but I ran across the topic again from a part of The Artist’s Way- A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron, which discusses recovering a sense of identity.  A Crazymaker is someone who makes you crazy.  They disrupt your natural rhythm.  “Often larger than life, they acquire that status by feeding on the life energies of those around them,” says Cameron.  Crazymakers can be parents, spouses, children, employers, clients, people at church and ex-spouses.  Sometimes, the Crazymaker is you.  I think we all have the potential to be Crazymakers during different seasons of life, but being in the presence of a chronic Crazymaker will make your head spin. Read More

Soldiering Through

Your marriage is crumbling or has crumbled around you.  Maybe you have been unhappy for a long time, but maybe this whole thing really just blindsided you.  Everything you thought you knew about your future is about to change and it scares the sh*t out of you.   Read More

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