Start small, but start now!

The man of substance does not wait for the right moment to begin something, he starts where he is and when he is!  Things may not be perfect to act, but he can prepare.  He may not be aware of everything that needs to be prepared, but he can gather information and plan.  It may […]

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Pick something scary

Over the past few weeks I have been getting hints from the universe, little messages that seem to be pointing me I the direction of accepting challenging, sometimes even scary things.  Whether it has been a project so critical that I am afraid of messing it up or of allowing one of my children to […]

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Creating style

Style doesn’t just mean fashionable or couture.  Style is about the way life is approached.  While it can be avant garde, it can also be classic.  Fashion forward or subtle, trendy or timeless, style.os as much about the way that a man lives as about the way that he dresses. One thing that a man […]

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Recognize imitation

It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  No, I don’t know who said it, and I’m not sure I completely agree, but I am sure of one thing: a man of style and substance is well advised to avoid imitations.  By this, I’m not talking about products that draw their […]

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Find a new way

Attending a professional development seminar, I had the opportunity to participate in a round table conversation.  As part of a group of professional and adjunct instructors at a local college, I shared and listened.  We all do things differently, and each if the ideas were powerful.  I contributed my fair share, and I came away […]

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Making time

Whatever the day brings, we all make choices.  We make choices for things mundane and, sometimes, momentous.  We make choices regarding what we eat, whom we associate with and what activities we choose to pursue. We make choices for how we will spend out time, and while the choices themselves may not be critical, acknowledging […]

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Seeing my sons

I have two adult sons, twins, who in many ways are as different as can be.  From their tastes in music to their academic interests to their haircuts and grooming, they continually find ways to be different.  And as funny as that is, there are several ways in which they are very similar.  And that […]

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