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 …

The Real Way To Be Cool When You Go Back To School – BillySoden.com

Time passing is one of the few certainties I know. Starting the day you are born your “life clock” starts ticking not just for yourself, but for all who know you as well. Your birth starts a ripple of existence in an ocean of many, many others. It doesn’t take long before we are wrapped up in the throngs of …

What’s Good for the Dog…Wait!

What’s Good for the Dog…Wait! My mother – kind, loving and hilariously scatterbrained. Whenever I have what I call a “dingy moment” I tell mom I inherited that gene from her. Years ago when my parents had their beloved dog Bridget, she truly was part of the family. Mom and Bridget w ere so close they even took their medications …