You control your legacy

I admire Coach John Wooden. I don’t care much about all the coaching wins, championships, and rewards. He emphasizes character. He is keen on concentrating on what is within your control and not becoming distracted when things beyond your control bring...

I am for world peace.

These are troubled and turbulent times. Once, my friend and I could discuss issues where we differed without rancor. Occasionally we found ourselves vigorously disputing across a chasm of difference. We were not willing to risk our friendship. We were determined to...

Have you lost your marbles?

My friend, Mike, isn’t losing his marbles. He’s using them. Mike’s close friends call him “Marbles.” “Marbles,” what a weird nickname! Here’s how he earned it. Once upon a time Mike was curious about how long he might have left on the earth. Actuarial tables report...

What do you think?

I sense that something has changed. Within the last couple of months, some people have vigorously declared how my words and what they speculate about my motives and thoughts have fallen short of perfection. In the last few months, I offended some people with my...

What is the secret of life?

A couple of weeks ago I received a call from a young man. He asked if he could take me to lunch and “pick my brain.” In the past a young man or woman would make the long pilgrimage to the top of a mountain to ask a guru questions about the secrets to a good life. I...