Zen and the art of toilet installation

Life has lessons to teach me every time I turn around. Most of the time I miss them because I am busy worrying about what’s coming up or I’m preoccupied with something I’ve already done, fearful that it is going to blow up, figuratively, not literally. In short, I live distracted much of the time, […]

Going to college: Hello and good-bye

Several years ago I was leading a panel discussion for parents of incoming college freshmen.  The topic of the moment was “Move-in day.” One of the parents on the panel had just told a heart-wrenching story of leaving her daughter at college and crying all the way back home.  Many in the audience of 400 […]