Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Parenting

Lunchroom Land

When my kids were elementary school students, I sometimes lunched with them. Gawking children would say to my son or daughter, Your dad is tall! I heard that as often as I saw kids wasting whole trays of food. I have two dependents still at home, my youngest daughter (high school) and youngest son (middle school). They’re now at the age where Dad’s appearance in the lunchroom would tend to embarrass, even if I went bearing Chick-fil-A, so I don’t tread into their... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 22
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Adaptive Honesty: The Art of Teachability

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom” —Proverbs 11:2 Being married to an artist means I usually never pick up a paintbrush for anything around our house. I did once, memorably.  We were converting a room from an office to a nursery. Since Lynn was pregnant at the time and didn’t need to breathe in paint fumes, I took the job. She pointed out that the walls would need two coats of paint. I wanted to knock... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Mar 20
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In Praise of Failure

It epitomizes contempt to say to someone I hope you fail at everything you do . But what if I told you I hope you experience some failure at points ? I am actually serving you, saying this. During the Winter Olympics, an article appeared on Scott Hamilton. He was a figure skating medalist at the 1984 Games, and a longtime analyst for the event. “I calculated once how many times I fell during my skating career—41,600 times,” he said. “But here’s the funny... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 21
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