Building Success Through Your Personal “Big Mac” Index

You may have heard of the “Big Mac” index.  It’s a tool to help understand standards of living in other countries.  Since most people don’t know or care about Gross Domestic Product or monetary exchange rates. The Big Mac index (BMI) is very simple:  How long do you have to work to earn enough money […]

One from Schrag

David sent me this one. A team of surgeons works for sixteen hours straight to separate a pair of Siamese twins. The operation is a complete success and they go across the street to a bar to celebrate. The bartender looks up at them and asks “what’ll you halve?”

Simplify – in Moderation

I often talk to folks about how they’re simplifying things. We all go through this from time to time: There’s just “too much stuff” in our lives and we weed out some things. Many of us have filled our lives with toys and activities and habits that steal our time. So we’re super busy with […]

Tuesday Calendar: Poke Needle into Stomach

I’ve never liked needles. I’m of an age where we used to get shots at school. They lined us all up in the multi-purpose room for measles, mumps, and rubella. Anticipating my turn behind the curtain was dreadful. You know the old saying that God never gives you a challenge you can’t handle? Well, sometimes […]

There Is A Right Way

Some people are reluctant to take a stand and say (publicly) “I’m right and you’re wrong.” I don’t know if it’s political correctness or what. Somehow in our modern lives we’re led to believe that everyone’s opinion is just as good as everyone else’s. I think that’s pretty boring — and wrong. Fundamentally, there are […]

So this guy goes into a bar . . .

So this guy goes into a bar with a chunk of asphalt under his arm. He says to the bartender: “Give me a beer. And I’ll have one for the road.”

Sneaking Off

One of the great joys in life is sneaking off. One of the great joys about living in Northern California is opportunities to sneak off. We all lead very busy lives. I know my family does! My daughter’s in high school. In addition to being stage manager for a play and doing the occasional guitar […]

Two Antennas Got Married . . .

Someone asked about my world-famous humor. Two Antennas Got Married up on the roof. It wasn’t much of a ceremony, but the reception was great.