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My wise friend Jaime Jusidman once told me the story of a young woman with a suitor who loved her very much. The suitor came to her door clutching a bouquet of daisies to give her. “Where are my roses?” she […]

There once was a land where people were always right. They knew they were right and they were proud of it. It was a land where people stated with confidence, “I am right and you are wrong.” These were words […]

I called my friend Sam Beasley to complain about the injustice: “I just got word that my friend Kathryn has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. She’s only sixty-eight years old. She’s been sober for thirty years; she hasn’t […]

“Hell is other people,” wrote the French existential philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre. He was right, but only half right. The other half is, “Heaven is other people, too.” Yes, it is our relationships with other people that give us most […]

I recall a wonderful sermon I heard some years ago, by Vic Pentz, a Presbyterian pastor who led a small congregation in Southern California. Vic was a handsome guy, with the sturdy physique of an athlete. The way he tugged […]

“What a concept!” I marveled to myself as I read my friend Janelle Barlow’s book, A Complaint is a Gift.  It’s a business book about customer service and the importance of getting feedback – especially negative feedback – from customers.  […]

At age 51 I adopted my first dog. I’d always been a cat person, but having witnessed so many wonderful relationships my friends had with their dogs, I decided to get one myself. After months visiting local shelters to find […]

Sam Beasley is a millionaire. Thirty years ago he was homeless. How did he take his life from one extreme to the other? I asked him to tell me his story. “You’re a successful businessman today – you own commercial […]

Chellie Campbell is a talented actress, a successful businesswoman, a sharp poker player, and a fabulous storyteller. She’s also a friend, and I count her as one of my blessings. In her wonderful book, The Wealthy Spirit, Chellie describes how, […]

Have you ever wondered why you keep getting more of what you don’t want in your life? One of the primary reasons for this is the way we think – the way our minds work. The human mind is a mismatch […]