Things Aren’t Always What They Appear to Be!

We awoke on day five of the Road Trip to Kansas somewhat disoriented, and had to get our bearings. Think of the many maps you’ve seen that advise “You Are Here” so you can orient yourself to your surroundings. Continue reading

Hope!

Or, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement

The path of life is often very crooked, no matter how straight we think we can make it. We are in control of very few influences, with the rest well beyond our reach. Here I am, preparing to conclude the first half of my life and redeploy for the second, and a funny thing happened on my way to retirement. Continue reading

First Half?

We all learn from our life experiences, especially those that are particularly challenging. In the first half of my adult life I did what we all do—made every effort to “succeed”. Success early on was synonymous with getting married, finding a decent job, buying a small home, and starting a family. As time went on I pushed forward toward more success—borrowing money to buy a bigger house, finding a better job to pay the mortgage, accumulating “stuff”, engaging in some community service-lite, etc. You know the drill. Continue reading