Years ago, I interviewed for a job at a radio station. I wanted to be a reporter. Nervously, I sat in the news director’s office as he looked over my resume and listened to my audition tape. Finally, he reached into his pocket and rolled a quarter to me. I caught it as it flew off the table. He asked, “How many sides are there to that coin?” I quickly inspected the quarter and hesitantly replied, “Um, two?” He smiled back at me. “Look more carefully.” He pointed to the thinnest part of the coin and asked, “What about that side? When you work for me you’ll learn that, just like this coin, there are more than two sides to a story.”
It’s been a long, cold winter. As I stare out my office window at the leafless trees, the dormant grass, and colorless sky, I’m thinking about [...]
One night, as I was tucking my daughter Emily into bed, she was absolutely beaming over how much math she had done at school that day. It’s fifth grade math, fractions mostly, something her father vaguely remembers suffering through. She was as excited as I have ever seen her about homework. It’s [...]
We all want it; a smooth sail through life. We want it for ourselves, our families, our friends, and for our world. When the water gets rough…when the boat becomes unsteady…we’re not always sure what to do. It’s like frantically searching for an anchor and there isn’t one on board.
Tucson, Arizona, [...]
Here’s to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
~ Irish Drinking Toast