Baby Steps to Effortless Joy

This is a shot of my oldest boy at a birthday party about 13 years ago. It was taken in the backyard of our first home. It was a small cottage just big enough for our then average size family. We were young. I had a good job. Our children were mostly healthy and we had nothing much to worry Read More Here…

Road to Somewhere

You have probably heard about the controversial “bridge to nowhere” proposed to lead from Ketchikan, Alaska to Gravina Island. It became a national embarrassment and symbol of wasteful government spending on political pet projects in the early 2010’s Another famous bridge to nowhere exists in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California. Construction started in 1936. In 1938 a massive Read More Here…

Justification

Justify: [juhs-tuh-fahy] verb. to show a satisfactory reason or excuse for something done. justification. Mr. J swaggered into my place of business about 3 years ago with the confidence of a quarterback that just won his 2nd straight superbowl.  Fearless. Firm. Assured.  He boldly announced that he could make use of my services as if he were doing me a Read More Here…

Driven to Produce. Fuel or Fire?

I feel less of a man when I am failing to produce results. And today, I feel less of a man! Motivated… Driven… Passionate… Eager… Fervent… I could go on. Those are words that describe the value of a man in America. The Industrial Age has embedded in us the value of “Get ‘er Done”. The results I “should” be Read More Here…

Death to Life | The Glory of Autumn.

Autumn… Fall has always been my favorite time of year. I wonder if everyone loves their birthday month as much as I.  Do you? October is mine.  It’s always been a month of promise for me.   A new year… an opportunity to put the last behind… hope for the next.  That’s always been the story of my October until the Read More Here…