Lessons From A Life Well Lived

Unlike our mother, who pontificated most of her advice from the comfort of her large brown recliner, Dad taught most of his lessons by the way he lived his life. When it came to work, my sister and I could observe his life and see the lessons. When we lived in Chicago and Dad was […]

Lance Armstrong – Hero? or Zero?

With Lance Armstrong’s recent confession to Oprah, it seems there are many fans who feel he let them down.  I guess he was considered a hero by many in the cycling world, especially when he refused to admit his drug enhancement use and fought his critics.  Put too high on a pedestal makes the fall […]

Happy Veteran’s Day, Dad!

Our dad was a World War II veteran. He was proud of his service but more proud of the education he received because of the GI Bill. The GI Bill allowed him to complete high school, graduate from college and finish law school so he could go on to become a top rate attorney. He […]

Dad Goes to College

After Dad returned from World War II, he married my mother and in short order, they had me. Dad was an eighth grade drop-out with time on the GI Bill. He tried washing repair school, television repair school, and auto mechanics school and he dropped out of all of them. At the auto school, he […]