The icing on the cake

Years ago when we were young and ambitious and thought we had a lot to prove, a friend of mine began to prepare a birthday celebration for his girlfriend. As on any birthday, the crown jewel of the celebration would be a cake, but this one would be her favorite flavor, made from scratch. Everything... Continue Reading →

Promises, promises

The last time I wrote here, I made a bunch of promises--including a promise to write about the things I promised. Well, if you thought I forgot about that, you were wrong. I've been busy, albeit sporadically, trying to make good on those┬ápromises and learning lessons along the way. I'm going to break up my... Continue Reading →

Youthful ideals

A thought struck me early this morning, and I haven't been able to let it go. As a rule (there are always exceptions), people's aspirations tend to diminish with age, and I don't think it's because they've accomplished everything on their list. Seriously, if you're over 40, I'll bet you've at least once rolled your... Continue Reading →

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