MODELS OF HONOR

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. Socrates Today’s message will flow from three seemingly unrelated incidents in your author’s recent (and distant) past. Event #1 Nine years after building our current home, we began...

THE RUBBERBAND

All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” —Jim Rohn My son wears a rubberband on his wrist. Daily. Why? Because his grandfather wore one. Years ago, my father-in-law, Fred...

THE MISSING PIECE

The problem is that we always look for the missing piece of the puzzle instead of finding a place for the one in our hand. Radoi In the course of training future counselors, I would often caution those grad students about the importance of information gathering. All...

THE UNIVERSAL ANTIDOTE

The art of living is a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Havelock Ellis I recently had the opportunity to visit with a friend who had lost his wife two years ago. His was a long and rewarding marriage that ended sooner than he had ever imagined. Like most...

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...

WHO ARE THE EDUCATED ONES?

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle As most of my readers know, the opening and closing quotes in my newsletters amplify or comment upon the main body’s content without being the subject of the missive,...