Daddy, What is Success?
Feb28

Daddy, What is Success?

Way back, in the last century, there was a TV show hosted by the late Art Linkletter, entitled “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”  Linkletter brought to light how simple questions and answers, “out of the mouths of babes,” can give us a chuckle,  warm our hearts, or gift pearls of wisdom for our minds. Last Saturday morning, our young daughter queried, “Daddy, what is success?” Whoa! This inquiry...

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Taming the Beast Within – Why I Drink Scotch Whisky
Feb26

Taming the Beast Within – Why I Drink Scotch Whisky

Aye, uisce beatha! Oh, water of life! How thee spirits can calm thy savage beast. (Or, sometimes turn a nice guy into a barbarian! But, that’s another post.)  The golden grain elixir can inspire poetry and melody. It’s a tonic for thought and serenity. Or, it’s just a delicious drink for friends getting together for some conversation and laughs! If, after an evening of drinking wine, you find yourself having...

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What Makes a Real Man
Feb25

What Makes a Real Man

All of us have seen Hollywood’s versions of “real men” at the cinema – heroes played by the likes of Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Toshiro Mifune, Jean Reno, Russell Crowe, etcetera. These are handsome-baritone-voiced-tough guys who aren’t afraid of anything. They get all the girls, win all the fights, drink all the hard stuff, and sleep with one eye open.  If we fall short of...

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