Tag: praise

40 Years in the Desert

I grew up in a praise desert. My people, my folks, aunts, uncles, grandparents, didn’t indulge in compliments or praise. I wouldn’t say they never praised anyone; it was just a rare, rare thing like that flower that only blooms once every ten years.… Continue Reading “40 Years in the Desert”

#9/100: What If Your Father Wasn’t Andy Griffith?

For the few days leading up to Father’s Day and the actual 24 hours of the day itself, everyone’s father suddenly becomes Andy Griffith. But what if your father is/was pretty much an asshole? I don’t mean a truly evil son of a bitch,… Continue Reading “#9/100: What If Your Father Wasn’t Andy Griffith?”

40 Years in the Desert

I grew up in a praise desert. My people, my folks, aunts, uncles, grandparents, didn’t indulge in compliments or praise. I wouldn’t say they never praised anyone; it was just a rare, rare thing like that flower that only blooms once every ten years.… Continue Reading “40 Years in the Desert”

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