The Whistle

Recently, I came upon this story. It reminded me of an important lesson that we will all benefit from remembering, so I thought I would share it with you. *** Some years ago a telephone operator in a small Cape Cod town received a daily call from a man who asked the exact time. This […]

The Gift

A YOUNG MAN LEARNS WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE FROM THE GUY NEXT DOOR. It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his […]

For a New Beginning

In out-­‐of-­‐the-­‐way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time, it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave what you had outgrown. […]


What a special time of year autumn in New England is for me; the brisk clean air tinged with a chill, bright sunshine, and blue skies, or dark cloudy days of rain and cold – it matters not. As with all things in this life, these conditions pass. I would like to suggest a practice […]

Be the Change

May this message find you and yours well, rested (from Thanksgiving, for our US readers), and at peace. While contemplating the topic for this installment of Good Stuff, many ideas passed thru my head, my thoughts settled when I came upon these words of Gandhi. They resonated with me because of their simplicity and truth. […]

Time Shift

How was your summer? Did you create the opportunity to kick back and relax a bit? It always interests me that we American so often see our lives as divided neatly into segments. We have our work time, our vacation time, at our home time, our time with friends, and our time alone. Time, Time, […]

The Window

Today I want to share a modern day parable… The Window Through Which We Look A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash […]

The Prize

Something To Think About! Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules. The first set of rules would be: Everything that you didn’t spend during each […]


Please allow me to share this modern day parable with you. It struck a chord with me in light of the recent change in our family. A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred and his step faltered. The family […]

The Fence

That morning, frost and brisk pre-dawn air served as a good reminder to me that the year was coming to an end. It feels fitting to share this modern day parable at this time. May it serve you well. There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a […]