Failure is a Gift

This week’s post was inspired by a conversation with Tucker McHugh, a high school classmate who I have known for over 50 years. It was originally posted in December of 2017. I was raised on Wheaties, “The Breakfast of Champions.” Winning defined the purpose of my every endeavor: winning at school, winning at sports, winning with friends.  Winning was symbolized by blue ribbons, gold stars, and A-pluses.  … Continue reading Failure is a Gift »

An Outlandishly Good Life

“Former President Jimmy Carter remains in hospice care at his home in Plains, Georgia…Representatives from the [Carter] Center say the 98-year-old has decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and his wife, Rosalyn.” ~ the Carter Center When I read this headline it got me thinking fondly about Jimmy Carter and his outlandishly good life.   It seems so outlandish, so … Continue reading An Outlandishly Good Life »

The Extraordinarily Inadvertent Life

I’ve heard there are unexpected opportunities to be enriched by our inadvertent moments… — when we’re not busy missing them. Think about it. How many magical moments were totally unplanned? That’s not to say planning isn’t necessary — it’s just to note that often the best planning occurs AFTER the fickle finger of fate has first worked its magic. Think about it. How many great discoveries … Continue reading The Extraordinarily Inadvertent Life »