I always tell my kids that if they need help determining what's the right thing to do when faced with making a difficult choice, the right thing to do is almost always 'the hard thing.' When weighing your choices, the right one is the one that you want to run away from. It's the choice... Continue Reading →
Why register? Why not just start in the middle and run as far as you feel like running? In fact, he had done just that before...
Can't seem to figure out how to get a mentor? Many of us would love a mentor - here are a few steps help you attract a mentor.
Dither, Dither? Several years ago, the leader of a small company I worked for was looking to fill an executive level position and had identified a strong candidate among a group of good candidates. The team was weighing in on the pros and cons of making an offer to the strong candidate. After the typical... Continue Reading →
That fool stake There was a person who lived on a mountain. He wasn't a mountain climber per se. Yet he lived on the mountain and it seemed that it would be somehow better if he could get even a little higher up the mountain. It would seem like progress, like he was getting somewhere,... Continue Reading →
Sometimes you have to lose ten pounds. And the quickest way between you today and you a few pounds lighter is a formidable cocktail of vegetables, exercise, and good sleep. Six months after the birth of my second child, I told myself I had to lose ten pounds. I’m a short person and ten pounds makes... Continue Reading →
Introducing: The 17 out of 20 Rule There are long hills, there are steep hills and there are damn hills. Each is a challenge in its own way. The path I run has a section with a long low hill, followed by a steep hill. The steep hill levels off to cross a road and on... Continue Reading →
I was one of the few people I knew who didn’t find out the sex of my child before she was born. My rationale: humans have had to wait for the moment of birth for thousands of years, why not me? What is the benefit of knowing against a mystery that connects you to the... Continue Reading →
The Brown Couch "When you try to be everything to everyone, you get a brown couch." Growing up, I always believed our home was beautiful. My parents had lived in Japan early in their marriage and our living room was accented with Japanese chests and pottery, an old hibachi served as their coffee table. The hibachi... Continue Reading →