Life - A Gift, and Maybe a Surprise

Life - A Gift, and Maybe a Surprise

LIFE is a gift. (Did you ask for it?) Unwrapping it, on the other hand, is a do-it-yourself process. Sometimes we also discover that some assembly is required.  

This letter invites you to think about two stories— perspectives by two brothers on the unwrapping-plus-assembly experience we all deal with every day. These will be followed by Reflections, which I hope you will also enjoy! 

Falling in Love

Falling in Love

They met; they fell in love.

Or was it the other way around?

Did the buzz begin before they met? Was the prospect of meeting a stranger who might turn out to be that very special friend enough to send their heartbeats into rapid mode? If anticipation, as the saying goes, is half the fun, they were feeling the thrill, the adrenalin rush well before they ever set eyes on each other.

Developing a Worldview

Developing a Worldview

In Why Geography Matters author and noted researcher Harm de Blij makes a dramatic point:

“The American public is the geographically most illiterate society of consequence on the planet.”  Now hold on; there’s more. The timing is terrible, says de Blij, since in our day “United States power can affect countries and peoples around the world.”