Fads, Fashions and Folderol about Risk, Volatility and Age

There is a funny and true story circulating about a bricklayer who met some misfortune. It goes as follows: had this guy died, he’d have received a Darwin Award for sure… “Bricklayers accident report” Dear Sir, I am writing in response to your request for…

Living From the Heart

You have  heard  the  expressions:   “Let  your   heart decide”, and “do it with all your heart”, and “follow your heart”.  There is even a proverb that says: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23;7).  Are all of these just quaint…

Financial Scrabble

My 89 year old mother is a whiz at the game of Scrabble.  My wife and I are regularly soundly thumped when we dare to engage in a game with her.  I used to think I was pretty good with words, but I am humbled…

Staying Younger Longer: Anabolic vs. Catabolic Metabolism

YOU SAY WHAT?  You want energy, health, and a long productive life? How old are you, anyway?  Think about it a bit before you answer.  Then give me your “biological age” before that less relevant “chronological age”.  Is your body functioning at a biological age…

How to Live with Purpose and Meaning

I would like to offer a few challenging things to stimulate your thinking about the “significance facilitators” of our lives. These contribute to vitality and life fulfillment and it is my hope that through these “significance facilitators” many will find courage and active direction toward…

Living Life and Enjoying Retirement with Significance

Hardly anyone with a brain and a heart has not sometime asked the question: “Is this all there is?”  Or perhaps, “Is it all really worth it”?  Or, “why am I so dissatisfied with how things are”?  Just below the surface of the tumult, clamor,…