How My Father Brought Me Back to Life

How My Father Brought Me Back to Life

“The future turns out to be something that you make instead of find.” – Lewis Lapham I lost my father unexpectedly. My father suffered from a brain aneurysm and passed away immediately. My father was my rock, my world. I was crippled.  He was the only person in...
How Changing My Location Transformed My Life

How Changing My Location Transformed My Life

It was on my daughter’s third birthday that I decided my life just had to change. At the time, my wife and I had four young children. We were living outside London, and I was commuting into the big city every day to work. Each morning, I would get up while the rest of...
Change is an Acquired Taste

Change is an Acquired Taste

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett I hate coffee. I hate beer. I hate alcohol. I especially hate bourbon. I hate talking to new people. I hate working hard. I hate...
How Running Changed My Life

How Running Changed My Life

Most of us, myself included, probably don’t embark on a new hobby and think that it’ll change our lives. When I began training for my first marathon in 2007, it was strictly a bucket-list thing, something that’d surely be “one and done” because who...
I Wasn’t Too Old to Change After All

I Wasn’t Too Old to Change After All

I’ve always been a list person. I like orderly, pigeonholed thought processes. When I read information, it automatically appears in my brain as an outline – none of those messy, ideas-all-over-the-page graphic organizers. For eighteen years my educational philosophy...
Why I Love Change (But Used To Hate It)

Why I Love Change (But Used To Hate It)

Most of my life, I hated change. Maybe it was because we moved every year or two when I was growing up. New house, new city, new school, new friends. It’s tough to feel comfortable with no consistency. Whatever the reason for it, I liked things to stay the way they...