Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Beautiful Gift


A few years ago I picked up the book Tuesday’s with Morrie and couldn’t put it down once I started reading. The subject of the story is Morrie Schwartz, a former teacher who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease.
If it is possible to die gracefully from such a…

It’s Not About the Income, It’s About the Outcome

Received this quote in my inbox this morning: “Every day I get up and look though the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” ~ Robert Orben
As I paused to consider the quote’s meaning to me I thought about the value of money and how some…

Vital Signs 2010


Had my annual physical last week and everything is good. Resting heart rate in the low 60’s, blood pressure normal, b-12 very high (3x normal levels – I guess supplements are working!), iron and insulin levels normal, and cholesterol levels low (and unchanged in 20 years, so obviously cutting meat and dairy had no impact…

Things I Teach My Kids: Practice Makes Perfect

In many domains, there is a belief that mastery requires 10,000 hours of practice. In my experience nothing in life comes easy so the determination to hard work and persist are vital skills and ones that are absolutely critical to have from childhood.
Our kids are learning at a breakneck pace. Everything from how to do…

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