Friday, April 29, 2005

Happy 60th, Pop!

It's not uncommon to hear someone exclaim in horror, "Oh my God, I'm turning into my father!" We all feel it, I suppose, the recognition of something in ourselves we thought belonged only to our parents. The thing is, whenever I feel it, it only makes me smile. After all, who better to turn into?

A 60th birthday is a momentous occasion, but I must admit that he seems like the same person I met 34 years ago: inquisitive, passionate, playful and fair-minded. Now that I am standing on the threshold of my own fatherhood, I'm seeing this person in a new light. Will I be as good a father as he has been and continues to be? Will I be able to pass on those qualities I admire so much in him? One can only hope.

Happy birthday, Pop! Thank you for all of your blessings. Here's to many more happy years of playing with the world and making it a better place!

Thursday, April 28, 2005

The Answer

All my life I've been searching for The Answer. . . The big one, that wraps it all up in a nice neat package. But then I keep discovering the truth; that there is no one Answer. It's what you make of it. It's what it makes of you. "That's it!" I think, "There is no answer. . . That's The Answer!"

And then I start all over again.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Rock Candy

My favorite business metaphor these days is rock candy. Stir up some sugar in a glass of hot water and drop a string in. Give it some time and you have rock candy.

New ventures are like that. . . The market is full of energy and opportunity, but it'll never amount to anything without a little agitation, a little structure and a little patience.

Friday, April 22, 2005


What an amazing treasure trove of writing prompts!