AN EVEN MORE MODEST PROPOSAL

Don’t bury your failures; let them inspire you. -Kiyosaki In 1729, Jonathon Swift established a new genre of writing with his straightforward satirical piece, “A Modest Proposal.” In it, he deadpanned a solution to the economic hardship visited upon the Irish as a...

WHAT IS YOUR PEDIGREE?

“It’s not your blue blood, your pedigree, or your college degree. It’s what you do with your life that counts.” ― Millard Fuller What’s Your Pedigree? Every first Saturday in May, more than a dozen thoroughbred horses “go to the post” in the Kentucky...

The Times of my Life

Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. The Times of My Life Who is Paul Anka? My guess is that I’ve stumped my “under age 40 or 50” readers while my generational peer group may be wondering why I evoked a name from their musical past.  For...

The Times of my Life

Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. The Times of Your Life Who is Paul Anka? My guess is that I’ve stumped my “under age 40 or 50” readers while my generational peer group may be wondering why I evoked a name from their musical past. For...

BACK TO THE BURNING BARN?

If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done. Back to the Burning Barn? I was recently asked to review a book written by one of my former students, Tanya Bankston. Her compelling tale is one of personal change and...

The Folly of Regret

I recently had the opportunity to assist a recent college graduate with her career planning. Let’s call her Mac. This outstanding young woman is deciding between two career paths: law or counseling. Both professions will require graduate school study and preparation....