Courage

Courage

Do you regularly think about the idea of courage? If Google Trends is any indicator, not many people do. Unless you are a rock climber, maybe. So what is courage? From ancient times, civilizations have described what constitutes a good person. The Greeks believed that...
Whales

Whales

For Spring Break my family went to Los Angeles to visit our son, and one afternoon we went to Manhattan Beach to watch the sunset. While we were enjoying the view of a calm ocean, two whales decided to give us a show. For several minutes they kept jumping out of the...
Boxes

Boxes

While vacationing in Los Angeles, we took the Warner Brothers Studio tour. It was very fascinating to learn the inside scoop on how some of our favorite movies and TV shows are made. We even walked through two “Live” sets that were being used for current shows. While...
Perspective

Perspective

While working in another country, I learned that many routine documents require official company stamps before they are considered valid. Though my department used such a stamp almost every day, we always had to borrow one. So I asked my boss, a very senior person in...
I saw a rainbow …

I saw a rainbow …

It was a grey and dismal morning around 8am when I was approaching the transition from I-69 to I-465 South. The sun had just cleared the eastern horizon and was streaming light under the cloud cover. And then it happened: a rainbow appeared right in front of me, just...