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A Well Run Life

Aug 14, 2019

Don’t worry

The song Don't Worry, Be Happy was written expressly for me. Because if there is nothing to worry about - than I worry about the absence of something to worry about.


I am concerned I may not be getting my point across.... (see what I mean.)


Over the years, I have tried to focus on what gifts I have as...

Aug 9, 2019

I don't think of myself as a violent man, but when I hear:


"You look great..... for 48." 


I get a little nutty. That qualifier sort of negates the compliment, no? 


Am I vain? Ok, so I am vain.


I agree, it is not an attractive quality. And, I am sure that I have some measure of all the 7 deadly sins in...

Aug 3, 2019

I have been traveling to big cities these past three weeks. Austin, Chicago and San Diego. 


I have walked to nearly all my meetings on these trips. The number of homeless people seems overwhelmingly high in these places.


Is the number higher than usual?


I can't say.


How to give someone their dignity while...

Jul 25, 2019

My Mom is Italian and my Dad is Irish.


I am in the immigrant cycle of Americans where the immigrants were passing in the first 10 years of my life.


Those born in this country primarily identified with their country origin.


As a kid - When I was with my Dad's side  - I was Irish.


When I was with my Mom's side - I...

Jul 20, 2019

It was a big week in our family. 


I have a new niece as of last week.


My brother-in-law and his wife added a perfect little cutie-pie to the family. Mother and baby are happy and healthy. And we are so happy to have the new one.


I am rarely accused of being relaxed or calm. Even in repose, I am thinking of what...