I remember John Candy from movies like “Stripes“, “Cool Runnings” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (where he played Del, the shower curtain ring salesman) and how he made so many people laugh.  That was his gift to everyone around him.  He stopped giving that gift when he died from a […]

Does Anyone Remember John Candy?

We invest in some way in virtually everything that we do in life.  Whether it is time, energy or emotions, in relationships, children or work, we are in some way investing. How we measure our return on investment (ROI) may determine how much we invest and for how long.  We […]

How Do You Measure Return on Investment?

Saturday evening we heard Franklin Graham speak at our church and then afterwards spoke to one of the counselors at length.  He mentioned to us about keeping our hands on the plow and not looking back (or around for that matter), but instead looking forward in order to be able […]

Keep Your Hands on the Plow

As some of you may know, over the past year, I have undergone a series of surgeries after tests revealed that my condition wasn’t hopeless and that my life could be saved. Some have been an inconvenience and others, the most painful experiences of my life. Yesterday was hopefully the […]

Field of Diamonds, Field of Dreams

“Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” – Natalie Goldberg Can you imagine the editor of the New York Times or even the editor of […]

Stress is Basically a Disconnected State That Believes Everything is ...