Better Off

I am writing this in the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election. I’ve noticed some recurring themes to our national conversations that only happen during presidential elections.

One of those themes is the question, “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” Did you know that most people answer that question without considering anything but quantifiable factors like disposable income or net worth. 

But is “better off” really a numbers question? ...

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The Gift of Grief

I lost my best friend to cancer recently. My best friend also just happened to be a dog. But the dog-part is incidental; she was a loving friend in every way that also applies to humans, and a few others that don’t. We both felt the constant need to make each other’s lives just a bit better than they had been the day before. My friend constantly gifted me with lessons I could have never learned from a ...

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