What Are You Afraid Of?

Men have a tendency to isolate themselves. Our culture admires independent tough-guys like Dirty Harry, Rambo, Terminator, Robocop, and James Bond. Nobody gives an inch. Nobody opens up. Nobody gets hurt. (I looked for some current tough-guys and Wesley Snipes, Tom Cruise, Russell Crow and Mel Gibson came to mind but they don’t seem to […]

I’m 63 Today

For the next 364 days when I take the platform at a speaking engagement, after an introduction, I’ll sometimes say, “I’m 63 today.” The audience will break out in applause, some will shout out a, “Happy Birthday,” and who knows, a band may strike up the Happy Birthday song and everyone will join in singing […]

Get me out of here! Please

All of us periodically suffer from the myth of the greener grass. Haven’t there been times in your life when you thought things looked better on the other side of the fence? In your drive to succeed, haven’t you dreamed of a field with less hardship and more rewards? Maybe in the face of some of your marital […]

An Old Friend Fell

An Old Friend Fell

I had an experience last week that got me thinking about how easy it is for us to take people for granted and assume they’ll always be around. And then one day, they suddenly and unexpectedly, are gone. On December 20, 2001 I was with my dad at 5:01 am when he took his last breath. […]