Category Archives: Family

The Shapers – My Brother Mark

Shapers. We all have people in our lives who influence us. Some directly, some by request, and some so subtly we may not realize it . We choose, ultimately, those who we wish to borrow from and those we wish to learn from. In over 20,000 days I’ve been influenced by hundreds, perhaps thousands. But…

The Shapers – My Mom

Shapers. We all have people in our lives who influence us. Some directly, some by request, and some so subtly we may not realize it . We choose, ultimately, those who we wish to borrow from and those we wish to learn from. In over 20,000 days I’ve been influenced by hundreds, perhaps thousands. But…

The Shapers – My Sister Kathleen

Shapers. We all have people in our lives who influence us. Some directly, some by request, and some so subtly we may not realize it . We choose, ultimately, those who we wish to borrow from and those we wish to learn from. In over 20,000 days I’ve been influenced by hundreds, perhaps thousands. But…

Another Milestone Coming Soon

As long as I have been reading blogs I have seen many posts related to the concept of what it takes to be good at something. The most consistent idea is that you can become masterful at something if you are willing to give it your time and attention. Specifically ten thousand hours. It’s an…

The Shapers – My Brother Bob

Shapers. We all have people in our lives who influence us. Some directly, some by request, and some so subtly we may not realize it . We choose, ultimately, those who we wish to borrow from and those we wish to learn from. In over 20,000 days I’ve be influenced by hundreds, perhaps thousands. But…

Day 11,795 – My Wedding Day, My One and Only

Twenty-four years ago this week, Barbara and I were married on a beautiful day in Lake Luzerne, New York. And my life has been immeasurably better ever since. We met in 1986, performing across from each other in a community theatre production of “Anything Goes”. Corny, right? The romantic leads become attracted to one another and romance…

Day (-12,034) – My Mother’s Birth Day

Just shy of her 33rd birthday, 12,034 days into her own life, my mom gave birth to me. Gave life to me. Brought me to this world. I was her 4th child, and she and my father had two more after me. Earlier this week, she celebrated her 89th birthday. That’s over 32,500 days of…