Writings by Cole Huffman

Category: Seasonal

Mistakes Were Made

Mistakes were made.  If you could fish with that line, you’d never stop pulling them from the water, because there is no one who doesn’t make mistakes.  By definition, mistakes are accidental rather than on purpose. Even the Law of Moses had a category for mistakes called “unintentional sins.” To err  is  human. Recently, I read  Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts . In it,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 17
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The Boys of Fall

Parenting is a reaction sport. Our children are not automatons. They will think for themselves, some sooner than others, and as they do we need agility, like a running back in football, and resilience. The back knows he's going to get tackled eventually. Not every play is a touchdown. If he gets past the defensive line tacklers he's still got the linebackers. If he gets past them too there is the secondary to navigate. Free safeties hit hard.   My oldest son, a rising sophomore just... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 25
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My Little Chick

With Father’s Day approaching I am of course grateful for each one of my five children.   But one of my kids, fourth in the birth order and the youngest girl, is particularly on my mind of late.   Caley Kate (CK) is eight-years-old (turns nine in October), and I’ve mentioned her before in other writings on this blog.   The above picture of her was taken on Easter. A couple of years ago CK was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.   In her case this... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 16
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