Life lesson from preschool art project gone awry: Start with the end in mind.
The advertising for Ivy League Universities amuses and delights me in its boldness. How do you sucker a 17 year old into spending 4x as much on an Ivy League education vs going to a state school? The tangible and intangible promises schools use to make this seem like a good investment are rather clever. […]
Sitting naked with strangers isn’t all that difficult. Getting naked is decidedly more uncomfortable. Most German saunas have a no clothing policy. You walk around in your towel, then enter the sauna, nicely fold your towel up and sit on it. Ok, that is all well in good. Sitting in a room with 10-50 older, […]
You will never be able to live, save, spend or give against the cultural tide without proper perspective. A small Montana town gave me that. Where shit on your boots or farmers tan was a sign of honest work, and all the trappings of success needed. In a small community people are known. Deeply known. […]
While Hubs was in the military, we attended many Chapel sponsored marriage retreats, and I will never forget what one Chaplain shared in class. It went something like this, “For all the service members, I want you to really think about this. I sure hope that next promotion you are up for is a good one. And I mean really good. Like twice what you are earning now. Because if you put your marriage and family on the back burner and sacrifice those relationship to get that next rank, well, the Army will give them 50% of your pension when they leave you. You better count the cost Solider!” I think I almost heard a few 40 year old men crap their pants.