What Officer Daniel Kaffe, Lt. Sam Weinberg, and Colonel Nathan R. Jessup Taught Me About Life

In my early teen years, I watched A Few Good Men obsessively (might have had something to do with Tom Cruise and Noah Wyle) to the point that I could recite the lines as I watched (I’m annoying to watch this movie with).

The story line is straight-forward: two Marines accused of murder. They are appointed a young lawyer who has never taken a case to trial. He prepares the case with two other attorneys and gets the Colonel to admit he was behind the Marines’ actions. Trying a case is as simple as that.

That may be the plot, but at the heart of A Few Good Men is Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 19 – June Love

Morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for a new week. I had a weekend full of love. From witnessing friends exhibiting their love for each other by celebrating a coming baby to watching a family of 7, all in matching Make a Wish T-shirts, board a flight Turks and Caicos bound. The love the mama and dada and siblings had for each other through their actions made me Continue reading

Morning Routine: “You Probably Vacuum Before You Come to Work”

I’m fascinated by what people do in the mornings. Fresh off a night’s sleep, it’s our private time before we go tackle the world.

Those pre-dawn hours are the one part of the day that is somewhat sacred: no one calls, no one checks in and no one drops in.

We all have an idea of what people do in the other parts of the day. But the morning – it’s special time. It’s the chance to Continue reading

How to Relocate Your Life: A List for Moving

When moving, everyone has checklist. The realtor has a checklist for what you should do before listing your home. The mortgage company has a checklist for the documents they will need. The moving company has a checklist for how to pack your stuff. But no one has a checklist for how to relocate your life.

Eighteen months ago we were under contract to sell our home in Cincinnati. Our close date was fluid. We weren’t sure if we were moving south or out west. And barely anything was packed. Continue reading