Dear Son

One of the easiest ways to reduce stress

early morning work
A two-year-old smile-worthy FaceBook “memory” hit my feed yesterday.


One of the easiest ways to reduce stress is to lower our standards.

This is a short-term solution.

Very effective.

At some future point (a month, years, or decades even) the temporarily relieved stress can come back with a vengeance in the form of regret.

Life is hard.

Because life is hard, study, learn, apply, teach, and excel at a positive attitude.

At various times in life, setting the bar low could develop into an insidious lifetime habit.

Setting your bar low might seem reasonable, appropriate, and motivating.

Long-term, it’s anything but.


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The value of enterprise and the secret to success

Middle School graduation playbill
This only happens once for each person.


Last night was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

What advice can we offer an 8th-grader?

We need something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.

Make the assumption these three are lifelong goals.


Over-manage the same things others under-manage or ignore. Focus and discipline only fail when they are under-managed or ignored.

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About Mid Life Celebration

Life flies by at a relentlessly quick pace

Midl Life Celebration logo
Running is also great thinking time. Thinking about simple logos and icons.


Midl Life Celebration logo
A small stone and a sidewalk made this note easy to remember.


Life flies by at a relentlessly quick pace.

We reap what we sow.

Do not let the fear of relentlessly hungry birds stop you from planting.

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One Question A Day?


What do you mean, actions speak louder than words?

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Yesterday’s answer: 1. Behave admirably 2. Serve others 3. Pursue excellence

One Question A Day?


Dad, what are the top three things I can do to influence my reputation?

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Yesterday’s answer: It’s the first thing people think of when they hear your name.