Earlier this year, a good friend of mine retired. Having made that same decision four years ago, I called to offer, at no charge, my unsolicited, been-there-done-that advice as his retirement adviser. I thought I heard an appreciative response on the other end of the phone. Or was it a skeptical chuckle? Regardless, I proceeded … Continue reading Retirement 101
Political commentary is not my thing. I have intentionally avoided blogging about politically charged topics with one or two exceptions. “Potty Talk” (October 3, 2018) and “Make America Good Again?” (February 8, 2019) both spoke to the nastiness that pervades our political dialogue. Today, however, I cannot resist the opportunity to do so again, but … Continue reading Praying for the President
Growing up in suburban Atlanta in the 1950s and 1960s, I recall how every Friday of each Spring, my family avoided eating out at a nearby fish restaurant (Rio Vista). I was told it was because Catholics ate fish on Fridays due to something called Lent. And Rio Vista was always crowded on Fridays. When … Continue reading It’s Lent But Easter’s Coming!
Reading a recent Facebook post of a cousin prompted me to ponder the virtue of gratitude. Is it a cause or an effect? My cousin was grateful for surviving a narrow escape from death after a frightening encounter with an errant dump truck. Gratitude was most definitely the result of her near-miss death experience. Her … Continue reading Gratitude: Cause or Effect?