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I Just Can’t Remember What My Dad Said

by Michael Holland -  Her name is Rita Solomon. Well, I guess I’m supposed to say her name was Rita.  Rita and I dated in college for about a year.  We had great times together, we were young, and for a while we were even in love.  We broke up in March of 1981. On [...]

By |2019-06-06T18:28:56-04:00June 6th, 2019|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on I Just Can’t Remember What My Dad Said

Walking PhD Reading List – 2019

By Michael Holland - In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 books per year. Below are the books I have read [...]

By |2019-07-03T10:26:33-04:00January 20th, 2019|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2019

What You Do With What You Have

by Michael Holland -   My friend Brian build legs and arms for a living. At least, that’s how he helps me understand his profession as a prosthetist. Brian recently told me about one of his patients, an 87-year-old farmer who lost one of his arms in 1965.  At first, we talked about what the farmer [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:32-04:00September 19th, 2018|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Walking PhD Reading List – 2018

By Michael Holland -  In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 books per year. Currently I am reading: Dare to Lead: [...]

By |2018-12-07T16:15:31-04:00July 6th, 2018|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2018

Buy Some Marbles to Slow Down

by Michael Holland -   As our kids hit momentous milestones in life, we often reflect on how fast they are growing up. They pass these milestones- your preschooler “graduating” at the end of the year; your middle school daughter going to the school dance; your 17-year-old son driving off for his first solo drive after [...]

By |2018-06-06T17:01:51-04:00June 6th, 2018|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

Walking PhD Reading List – 2017

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 books per year. Below are the books I read [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:32-04:00February 23rd, 2018|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2017

Fathers are Hidden Under the Sailboat

by Michael Holland     During a summer evening on the Magothy River, one of the large rivers feeding the famous Chesapeake Bay, I witnessed a beautiful sailing race: 40 or 50 sailboats tacked back and forth along the river, each one maneuvering to catch the wind perfectly and take advantage of a competitor.  From far away [...]

By |2018-01-23T17:54:01-04:00January 23rd, 2018|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

The Second Half is More Important

by Michael Holland      The commute home from work is the transition time when men leave the work world for the home world.  Most men seem to feel that there is a magical amount of time needed to make this transition, and some tell me they need a bit longer:  maybe they take an [...]

By |2017-11-25T07:53:11-04:00November 25th, 2017|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

The Problem With Forcing Our Lenses Onto Our Kids

By Michael Holland There are times as a father when I believe I'm being very open and un-controlling.   I express my concerns or thoughts and then leave it up to my kids to make the decisions they think best for themselves.  But there are subtle ways that we still control our kids, even if [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:32-04:00October 14th, 2017|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

The Tension of the College Major Question

by Michael Holland      By the time my oldest son was a sophomore in college, he had been asked the question "what's your major" at least 1,000 times.  This question started to come up in middle school: casually at first, both at school and with us, his ever-concerned parents.  Steady progression of the question continued [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00July 31st, 2017|Fathering Moments|0 Comments