The flight through what matters

The flight yesterday from Miami to Denver was bumpy, rough, long, and intense at moments as the plane bounced around. Then as we circled over Kansas we were told about delays because of weather but we had enough fuel to make the touchdown. It was dark, overcast and quiet on the flight. It is at [...]

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The road

We all walk down this road. No way around it. The road may be long, windy, short, potholes, smooth , steep or flat. Usually it is a combination of all of those and more. We meet folks along the way. Some are friends for life and some for just a short part of the walk. [...]

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No delays in the now

Gifts come in strange packages. We just have to be open to them. I missed my connecting flight from Denver to Birmingham. The Dallas connection didn’t happen by 1 minute. So the 8 pm flight is the flight to catch. 4 hours. Okay…4 hours. Wine, dinner, music, and people watching. A Sunday of watching the [...]

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The ageless zone

Crossfit is an amazing answer to a long lingering question. How to stay healthy, focused and strong no matter the age. Exercise is vital, but Crossfit takes you to a different level. It is relentless in challenging you to push yourself beyond comfort. Beyond the zone of easygoing movements and into the zone of stretching [...]

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Plow the field

There is this choice. A very personal choice. Choose to challenge yourself. Choose to risk failure in order to seize the dream….no matter the age or stage in life. A simple word. Choose. How often we compromise the choice. Why? Does it puzzle you? As we are here longer you would think that choice would [...]

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The if only choice

A good friend, who wrote a wonderful review of Hour of the Wolf, asked a question at dinner recently in Miami. Nothing like old friends catching up and enjoying the mutual history of the successes, failures and lessons that are life. Three friends toasting and realizing how fortunate we are. Yes, we all went through [...]

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The unassuming leader

His mind was made for things other than what he did. He was creative. He was witty. He was very smart…not just books but life smart. Yet, life had thrown him a curve ball. Between the depression and illnesses, he settled into the routine of 9-5 work at a factory type setting. Important work but [...]

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The hour glass

Let’s reframe it. Sit back. Turn off all the gadgets. Shut off all the noise. Enter the silence. The beautiful, lyrical silence. Then turn your attention to the hour glass sitting on the shelf in your mind. The sands in the hour glass. Each one makes a difference. Each piece of sand slowly at first [...]

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Before you go

Once before I go. Peter Allen. It is just the best. He was always a favorite of mine. Just totally present. The boy from Oz. Can you look back and accept the journey…flaws, errors, glorious mistakes, grand successes, foot in mouth, golden moments, laughter and tears…without regrets. Can you say you tried your best. You [...]

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The top

You’re the top! As I drove to run some errands…picking up the Triumph Scrambler…that was serviced, You’re the Top came up on the radio. Cole Porter’s joyful song. From a time long gone, it just hit the spot. Find it and listen to it. It will take you on a journey to a simpler time. [...]

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