Point out beauty to your children

A few Mondays ago the Centre Daily Times published a photo of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Reggie Brown getting hit at the goal line, stopped just short of scoring the tying touchdown as time ran out.

The picture was stunningly beautiful (except to Eagles fans), and I enjoyed sharing it with the kids. Both the play itself, and the finished product created by the photographer, were beautiful to me because of their ability to evoke an emotional response.

Given all the negatives around us, finding the beauty in things and people and situations can be a great undertaking.


The local fathering effort, in cooperation with the National Center for Fathering, provides bi-weekly action ideas to stimulate conversation between fathers and parents.

For more information, or to join local conversations, contact

Mick Trombley at

David Eggebeen at

Robert Orndorff at

Marc McCann at 237-1719 or