Living Well

Pick Five!

Many years ago I attended a business seminar that began in a most unusual way.  Instead of beginning the presentation with a witticism or humorous anecdote, the speaker began by asking a simple question—“What’s really important to you?” and then handed out packets of... Read More

The Little Things

A teacher once asked a class of middle school students if they could identify the Seven Wonders of the World.  Though there was some disagreement among the students, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Empire State... Read More

Make Life a Little Easier

Last summer I purchased a book titled The Life –Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Ms. Kondo’s book isn’t nearly as entertaining as A Tale of Two Cities, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings or the Harry Potter series, but her book had an enormous impact on my... Read More


Many years ago, actually make that many, many years ago, while serving in Vietnam I had an experience that left an indelible impression on me.  No, it’s not what you might imagine. Of course I had a few colorful experiences, but being a helicopter pilot was still far... Read More