She walked along the sidewalk that circled the harbor. The wind was blowing almost gale force; a storm was brewing, yet the sun glowed through the distant clouds. This was life. This was her life since her parents died. A tragic accident, doing what they loved best, sailing the … [Read more...] about The Empty Slip at Sunset
He parked the car near the entrance of the small bridge extending over the San Dieguito River near the Del Mar Racetrack. The weather was pleasant on this Sunday morning in February 1998 and he soon found himself walking to the end of the bridge, looking over the railing and … [Read more...] about Horace and the Bridge to Nowhere
When you plan 50 Year goals, you are really talking about creating a legacy. Since in many cases you won't be alive 50 years out, you'll necessarily need to plan your goals around other people. Personal bucket list goals, such as running a marathon, won’t count. It really comes … [Read more...] about Have You Thought About Your Legacy?
My daughter works for a company that manages senior care communities throughout the western United States. I was talking with her a while back, and the subject came up of what happens when someone dies in the community, especially if the family or next of kin are far away. It … [Read more...] about Your Whole Life In a Silver Box
Think of the lowly 100-watt incandescent light bulb. It hangs from a light fixture, with its single filament glowing brightly. The light goes in all directions, yet not very far. The filament burns bright and hot and consumes a lot of energy. The life expectancy of the bulb is … [Read more...] about The Incandescent Lifestyle