Mid Life Fanatic

Mid Life Fanatic. Why yes, yes I am. Why wouldn’t anyone want to be a mid life fanatic? Actually, why wouldn’t anyone want to be fanatical about life? Period. Fanatical. Defined as excessive enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is just another word for attitude. Attitude is up to you. No one else. Period. We get one chance to […]

Mid Life Self-Discipline

Mid Life Self-Discipline. We may never be perfect, but we can be better. Discipline is remembering what you want. First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. The chief cause of failure and unhappiness […]

Huh? Twitter? Quote?

“As I get older I’ve learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things”. — Po Bronson Here’s my challenge with Po’s thought – doesn’t anybody hear the echos of codependency? “Oh, Uncle Joel, he sure likes his beer”, people say lovingly about a family member’s obvious addiction. Everyone lives with it. Everyone […]

An American Soldier

Traveling the world, I see many of our American Military coming and going. I talk with a fair number of them. And because of this, a more present appreciation for what is “happening in the real world”. Here’s to all of you who’ve I’ve met, and to all those I’ll never meet. God Bless you […]

My Daughter Has Brain Cancer

“Are you heading home”?, I asked the women (73) in the window seat. “No, I’m going to visit my daughter (47) who has brain cancer”. Then she asked me the same question and I asked her, “Can you please give me a few minutes so I can comprehend what you just said”? A routine day. […]