Old is a Mindset, Not a Number

What is Old? Is it 50? 60? Surely 70 or 80 is old. Or is it? My running friends Mike, Keith, and Tom, are all in their mid-70s. All regularly run distances longer than ten miles; two also run trails. They are faster, with more mileage than most runners of any age. Most of my… Continue reading Old is a Mindset, Not a Number

Thankful, Patient, Mellower

People change all the time.-Tony Shalhoub People can change, and when they do, we are fortunate to witness it. I recently started working with my dad. He’s an old school architect in his 70s, still drawing plans by hand and driving all over Oahu to measure houses. Recent environmental regulations for storm water runoff on… Continue reading Thankful, Patient, Mellower

Why I Talk to Strangers: We are All Connected

Image by Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash. Minding your own businessRefusing to make eye contactShutting yourself inside your home after school or work without talking to your neighborsLiving in a virtual, anonymous world of likes, anger, and lies That’s no way to live. We are alive, at this time, with billions of others for a reason.… Continue reading Why I Talk to Strangers: We are All Connected

Seven Words Inviting Change

How are you? “Blessed. Beyond belief. And so are you.” -Peter, father, grandfather, and security guard for Waipahu Medical Building While trying to change his own mindset, Peter discovered the positive effect these seven meaningful words had on others. He recreated his perception and expectations of himself and the world when he believed and lived… Continue reading Seven Words Inviting Change