3 Rules for Living a Simple Life in a Complex World

I assigned my writer’s group the task of plotting goals for beginning and consequently completing their writing project(s). The very process of considering what one wants to do, how to do it, how long it could take, and then placing pencil to paper and plotting its process does these two things: First, it forces you … Read more 3 Rules for Living a Simple Life in a Complex World

Give Yourself Permission to Get What You Want

When we lived in the islands we met more than one person visiting there from the mainland who seemed amazed that we had moved there from Arizona. “You are so lucky,” they would assure us. Well, luck has nothing to do with it. I am always amazed when I encounter folks who live day after … Read more Give Yourself Permission to Get What You Want

Idelible – how to leave a lasting mark on your child’s life, and it is easier than you think

It’s been more than five decades now but I remember it like it was just today. I was 8 and my Dad took me on an all day road trip. He owned a small television and radio sales and service business in the town of Houston, Missouri, (county seat of Texas County, the largest in … Read more Idelible – how to leave a lasting mark on your child’s life, and it is easier than you think

The Insider’s Guide to Living Like James Bond – Take Risks but not Foolish Ones

In nearly every Bond film and book you will find at least one casino, one instance of gambling.  Ian Fleming, Bond’s creator, was a consummate gambler albeit not a particularly successful one. In Casino Royale, the very first Bond book, Fleming sets the tone and describes a key component in the nature and personality of … Read more The Insider’s Guide to Living Like James Bond – Take Risks but not Foolish Ones