Albert Einstein

You, Too, Can Be an Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein had issues with authority. He was a rebellious spirit chafed by the routine and ordinary. This became immediately apparent during … Continue Reading →


Gene Autry

Gene Autry: Something to Sing About

The sooner we all start figuring out how to benefit from it, rather than run away from it, the better off we all will be. Gene Autry. With that, “Oklahoma’s … Continue Reading →


Shirley Temple child star

Are There Animal Crackers in Your Soup?

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple may have … Continue Reading →


Civility at Dinner

Three Words That Would Make a Victorian Smile

“Come at seven, go at eleven.” Dr. William Kitchener, M.D. This was the message that greeted dinner guests of Dr. Kitchener. And there was no shortage of dinner guests. In … Continue Reading →


Life Storage

Is Your LifeStorage Self Storage?

Life Storage – a name that better reflects who we are and why we exist; to help our customers when life happens. Life Storage Company Profile. Americans spent $656 billion … Continue Reading →


Jacopo Bassano, Saint Valentine baptizing Saint Lucilla, 1575

Valentine’s Day is for the Birds

“For this was on seynt Valentynes day, Whan every foul cometh ther to chese his make.” Chaucer. Not up on your Middle English? In our modern idiom, this line from … Continue Reading →


Burns on Happiness

Can Happiness Makes Us Unhappy?

“Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family—in another city.” George Burns. George Burns was a headliner on the vaudeville circuit, a radio sensation and one of television’s first stars. … Continue Reading →


Flower and sunlight

Five Ways to a Kinder You

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” Seneca. Everyone agrees kindness is a good idea in principle, but is best left to someone else … Continue Reading →


Dr. King

Dr. King Wants Your Answer

“One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nineteen sixty-three wasn’t shaping up to … Continue Reading →


Phubbing: The new normal

Is Phubbing Your New Normal?

“The greatest gift we can offer is our presence.” Thich Nhat Nanh. There was a time when earnest, articulate people discussed meaningful subjects with one another long into the night. … Continue Reading →