Category Archives: Confidence & Freedom

Are You Afraid Of The Wrong Thing?

I’m guessing you’ve heard about – if not experienced firsthand – the abysmal stretch of weather we’ve had here in New England over the past couple of weeks. After a December and good part of January in which it barely snowed at all, my town – a suburb 25 miles west of Boston – has received over 50 inches of snow just since the Academy Award nominations were announced last month (not that I am suggesting a connection). Indeed, in […] Click to read more…

 

I’m All About That Pace

I have nothing personal against bees; I’ve heard that their lives can get quite busy and that’s fine by me. But this year, the bees in my yard have been uncharacteristically abundant and aggressive. I’ve been stung twice and my son once, both in the course of mowing the lawn. These particular bees (technically, they’re wasps, but I don’t think you really care) build their nests in the ground and when you step on them, well, you can guess the […] Click to read more…

 

Are You Hiding In Your House?

“Hi honey, how was school? Did you kill anybody today?” I’ll be the first to admit, this is not a normal, end of the day greeting for one’s 18-year-old daughter. Then again, May is not a normal month here in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. At least, that is, if you have a child who is a high school senior, as I do. Because every spring, in our town and in many others across the country, high school seniors engage in a month-long […] Click to read more…

 

Let It Snow

I got the message around 2 pm. My wife, Linda, emailed to say that because of the snowstorm, she had just heard that all after school events were cancelled for the day. Ouch. My weekly basketball game is in the middle school gym – if they shut down the schools, they shut down the game. I was very unhappy; my game night preparations were already well underway: I had eaten a big lunch, knowing I wouldn’t eat again until at […] Click to read more…

 

Dependently Wealthy

So there I was, as I often am on a Tuesday night, sitting in our town’s dive bar with my buddy Matt. We go there pretty much every week, after playing a couple of hours of basketball in our local middle school gym. It’s a terrific ritual and one which I confess to looking forward to all week long.   Listen To This Post Not only is it fun, somehow I get a great deal of satisfaction knowing that the […] Click to read more…