Proud to be her dad

By BRETT CAMPBELL,

Sixteen years ago I held her for the first time. 

Today, I’ll tell her happy birthday by phone, text, social media — everything but in person, because I’ll be working and she’s a state away, where she lives with her mom, step-dad and a couple of her siblings, plus a dog and a couple of cats.







Trust yourself to trust

By BRETT CAMPBELL,

Trust.

It’s unknown to some, barely familiar to others and a lost concept for a few.

It’s a fearful thing … unless you really do it.

Real trust requires being at peace with that decision, even if the outcome is not what we desired.

I’ve trusted people eagerly and been sorely, devastatingly let down.


Happy Birthday, Mom

By BRETT CAMPBELL,

Before I was born, my mother was.

That was sure convenient.

I was born in 1970, and my mother was born some years prior to that. That’s as much as I’m saying. But today, March 31, is her birthday, so I wanted to talk about her.

Lots of important events took place on March 31 throughout history, including the following:








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