One Unexpected Day Can Bring A Life’s Worth Of Lessons – BillySoden.com

One Unexpected Day Can Bring A Life’s Worth Of Lessons I recently read a story about an eighth-grade girl who was a talented athlete. She was intelligent and passionate about playing soccer and had all the confidence in the world that her future included many successes in that sport. Life has a way of turning things around very quickly, and …

Bedtime Routines… Or Whatever! – BillySoden.com

One of the best things about being a parent is that when your children are young, we all invariably end up attempting to create our own bedtime routine. I know from talking to many parents over the years both as a dad and as a teacher, there is no single blueprint for how we make that happen. Sometimes it’s a …

No Man Is An Island

No Man Is An Island Why does it take 100 million sperm to fertilize one egg? Because not one will stop and ask for directions. This old joke giving an innocent jab at men is funny because there is probably at least some partial truth to it. All of us, not just men, sometimes have a difficult time asking for …

Hey, Before You Start School This Year…Thanks – BillySoden.com

I can remember growing up and feeling so alone, even when I was surrounded by a huge family. No, it wasn’t early onset depression or anything like that. It was more like being around people who didn’t get excited about the same things that I did. I was interested in many things, from fishing to football to music and especially …

Determination

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been …