Finding balance in a chaotic world

Archive for July 14th, 2008

Family Identity

Coat of ArmsOne of the things that my wife and I try to instill in our children is a sense of family identity and pride in it. I find the entire concept interesting and fairly alien to my upbringing. Growing up, my name was just that, a name. While there were some famous Dewey’s in the history books and we can trace our heritage back to the 1600s here in America, it did not really intrude much in my life (other than the quickly thought-of insults on the playground, but hey unless you are named Smith, you’ll get that). Read more »