A Book Of Firsts, Part 3: Learning an Instrument (not that one)

Saying I am unmusical is like saying Donald Trump is un-classy... it kind of goes without saying. I was the kid in music class who was hidden in the back row and told to 'just mouth the words'. In the it came time to pass out instruments ... triangle. So, when I signed my kids … Continue reading A Book Of Firsts, Part 3: Learning an Instrument (not that one)

A Book of Firsts, Part 2: Outdoor Bouldering and Rock Climbing

I started a short series yesterday on the importance of still being open to new experiences as we get older.  Yesterday's theme was sex - and I will come back to that - but today I want to go in a different direction. Many of us, if we engage in fitness at all, fall into the … Continue reading A Book of Firsts, Part 2: Outdoor Bouldering and Rock Climbing

Jealousy – What’s It Good For

I had an interesting discussion the other night with a friend over beer…. In one corner, a swinger friend: jealousy is a useless emotion and setting aside jealousy is the key to happiness In the other corner, an engineering buddy: jealousy has been the motivator of every significant cultural and economic advance in human history. … Continue reading Jealousy – What’s It Good For

Weekends With The Guys

I am in process of (maybe) agreeing to a ‘boys’ weekend’ with my old college friends. This is not something I undertake lightly... weekends are precious. Despite what hundreds of buddy movies would have you believe (think Hangover), a weekend with your old college buddies is not necessarily a roller coaster ride of hilarity, hi … Continue reading Weekends With The Guys