Perfectionism is the Problem

How many hours do we lose each day because of perfectionism? Somewhere along the journey, we embraced the false belief that perfectionism is a noble thing. What a crock! Perfectionism is a cold-blooded killer of improvement and progress. Let me explain. Perfectionism is not trying to improve. It's just the opposite. Perfectionism is the noble … Continue reading Perfectionism is the Problem

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Morning Fire Reflections

Once the coffee is ready and the pellet stove fire going bright and cheery, I enjoy those first few sips as the flames carry me back through time. How many morning fires? I couldn't tell you. Some in wood stoves, others in fireplaces, and my favorite the campfires. Born and raised in the mountains, or … Continue reading Morning Fire Reflections

Golden Years? Yea, Right.

The only things golden about this time of my life are the perceived value of just about every damned thing I need. Every time I take a nervous stroll down the meat aisle at the supermarket I'm reminded why there are so many reverse mortgage advertisements on the boob-tube these days. "Shit-ola," it takes a … Continue reading Golden Years? Yea, Right.

What Andy Rooney Taught Me

Andy Rooney, the "60 Minutes" commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing. CBS News © 2011 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. I'm not sure what words to use when describing Andy Rooney. As the quote above says, he was contentious, no … Continue reading What Andy Rooney Taught Me