I ran early this morning and the thought came to me to see if I could say "Thank You", 1000 times over the weekend. Doing some quick calculations, I figured that if I sat for 3 minutes in the morning and evening, and dedicated those times to just thinking and feeling the words, "Thank You",… Continue reading 1000 thank you’s
One year ago today, I woke up and started writing a blog. What I didn't know about this adventure was so much greater than what I knew; practically nothing. I didn't have a sense that it would be a "success", as a matter of fact, quite the opposite. As the first few days and months… Continue reading One year ago today
I was a horrible student in high school, and prided myself on never taking home a book, which earned me the distinction of graduating at the bottom of my class. When I was in my twenties, I realized that I wanted an education, but had serious doubts about my abilities/intellect. I considered myself to be a… Continue reading Good news
I drove to Burlington, Vermont yesterday to meet with both of my sons and Lindsay (Tom's girlfriend), and to stay with Tom and Lindsay in their new place for the night. It has been an intensely happy 18 hours for me. I love being with them; could just sit and look at them and be… Continue reading A birthday question
Jack and I were talking about an opportunity that came his way several years ago, one that was fun, exciting, profitable, and totally engrossing. We can both easily remember those feelings of working on the project, first him alone, and then us together. During the conversation I said, "That was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." This statement… Continue reading Keeping the door, for a better future, open
As I was sitting at my desk at 5:45 this morning, answering emails, I heard a subtle clucking sound, rhythmic and soft. I didn't pay attention at first. Then I sort of jolted myself awake and grabbed my camera and hustled outside barefooted, and still in my p.j.'s, to see a family of turkeys crossing… Continue reading Thank you, thank you, thank you!