An excerpt from Ch. 13, “From Baby to Leader” of NEVER SETTLED: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood

For years, I had been the youngest in the family before Shelby was born. Terri was in charge and played a maternal role when Mom and Dad were both working. When anything bad happened, Terri and Jimmy received corporal punishment (up to forty spankings with a belt) while I, at worst, received five lighter spankings.Continue reading “An excerpt from Ch. 13, “From Baby to Leader” of NEVER SETTLED: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood”

Encouragement, Meaning & Getting out—Lessons Learned from Ch. 2 of NEVER SETTLED

Kids, particularly teenagers need constant encouragement, even those from the best of homes. They say that it takes ten positive comments to make up for one negative remark. “Chapter 2 – Steve” was a reminder about how important the positive comments and encouragement of my friends and teachers were to me.  My day started withContinue reading “Encouragement, Meaning & Getting out—Lessons Learned from Ch. 2 of NEVER SETTLED”