Five Steps to Being Enough

Christian Siriano is a clothes designer who has made it his purpose in life to dress all sizes of ladies, all shapes, and all proportions.  He firmly believes that each woman is enough simply because she exists.  She needs nothing more than people who will believe in...

How Lucky Am I?

I feel very lucky lately.  The other day I looked across the pond just feet away from my back yard pool and there was a majestic great blue heron.   A few feet away swam a snake bird plying the water for fish.  Later in the day a red shouldered hawk alighted on the...

Courage, Clarity, and Dating

I’m the kind of guy who likes a one-on-one date more than group experiences.  I have a serious hearing problem that makes group conversation difficult and so I tend to feel lost in the chatter.  Having someone to myself for a few hours is like a satisfying meal that...

Chuck Connors, Bert Lahr and Me

I am courageous.  It’s not an easy thing to say because the word carries tremendous weight, especially when I think of those heroes who have risked their physical lives to save others.  I have not done this precisely but I have climbed out on many a limb to rescue...