The birthday gift I never wanted but needed

My birthday breakfast extravaganza was going just as I planned. Then with one twist, everything changed. I changed. Here’s the story. The extravaganza was going to look like this. I’d devour gluten-free chocolate chips pancakes smothered with butter and maple syrup at home with my beloved family. Then I would go out (I went alone … Continue reading The birthday gift I never wanted but needed

My three day fast: lessons from an extended fast

I fasted from food for three days last week, consuming only water for 72 hours. Here’s what I learned. I love pizza and not eating sucks. Ha! That's true, but here are some other, more meaningful lessons. Before I start, a disclaimer, I’m not a doctor. You may want to get their advice before trying … Continue reading My three day fast: lessons from an extended fast

A story: Our baby was born at home, and we were alone

My wife was in our bathtub laboring. I was beside her doing my best to help. Our baby was crowning, and no one was there to help. We were two new parents having a baby in our condo, on our own. True story. But let’s back up and fill in what occurred beforehand. My wife, … Continue reading A story: Our baby was born at home, and we were alone

Want to make the most of your time? Do this.

I used to think time was an abundant resource, almost limitless. Then I did this. I broke forty years down. There are 478 months, or 2086 weeks, or 14,600 days, or 350,400 hours in four decades.   And I'm in my forties and assuming that I live to my early 80's that's how much time … Continue reading Want to make the most of your time? Do this.

When facing grave uncertainty, how do you survive?

Starting my business was easy. Then, I almost went bankrupt. When I became an entrepreneur in 2008, my first piece of business came easily. Then 2009 hit and the financial world came to a screeching halt. What little work I had at the time did the same. That meant I had no income. It went … Continue reading When facing grave uncertainty, how do you survive?