Archive for the ‘Perspective’ Category

While it’s never a mistake to thank a vet for his service, today is not about our veterans. Today is the one day each year when we honor the men who died in the service of our nation.


For me a nap is like rebooting your computer. It’s rebooting my brain. It gives me a fresh start, resetting my emotions and eliminating fatigue.



Last Saturday, my family and I visited the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York. It was one of the saddest events of my life. I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. I remember exactly how I felt while it was happening and the simmering anger that remains to this day, but I wasn’t really ready […]

I played with toys throughout my childhood and my children’s childhood. I worked in the toy industry for a few years, so I have a warm place in my heart for toys. I was lucky to grow up in what has to be considered the golden age of toys. Never before or since have so […]

This past weekend I watched 56 Up. If you’re not familiar with the Up series of documentaries, they are worth checking out. To quasi-quote Wikipedia: The Up Series is a series of documentary films…that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. So far the documentary has […]

I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with an astronaut just one time. It was an honor and I admit to being a little tongue tied. I think to fully appreciate the story you need to know a little background first. I was born in 1959, just as the space race was beginning. President […]

My life’s work is my two boys. Men of whom, I could not be more proud.