The Day The World Stood Still

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 The pediatrician was taking a long time to come into the narrow, windowless room where my wife and I were desperately trying to keep our 18-month old daughters occupied. “Where is he?” we wondered. It was just before 9 a.m. Finally, a nurse came in. “Sorry for the delay,” she said. “Doctor is in his office watching the news. A plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.” And so it began. Less than an hour later, we were in the car heading home. I turned on the local radio news station. We learned that a second plane hit the South Tower, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon, and there were early reports of …

The Choice Is Yours

The quality of your life is a direct result of the choices you make My mother-in-law is one of the wisest and (not surprisingly) contented people I have ever been around. The reason? She knows that life is a series of choices, you make good ones, and you make bad ones. That’s it and that’s all. Sometimes I wonder what she’s thinking. Seriously, I can’t tell. She has that sly smile that suggests she has it all figured out. I think her favorite phrase is, “Oh, well!” Here is a fact: You are where you are because of the choices you’ve made. I am where I am because of the choices I’ve made. This goes for everyone regardless of their …