All the Adventure

| This is the 323rd story of Our Life Logs |From an early age, I showed an interest in becoming a police officer, or rather, I became interested in adventure and excitement. The small New England farm town where I grew up in the 1980s was nothing extraordinary—it was one of those places where everyone knew each other and you could leave your doors unlocked—so, most … Continue reading All the Adventure

Because You Never Know

| This is the 317th story of Our Life Logs |‘“What happens when people open their hearts?”’‘“They get better.”’–Haruki Marakami, Norwegian WoodBorn into a struggling family in 1989 in Glasgow, Scotland, I lived in the middle of a dangerous neighborhood. I grew up watching over my shoulder and trying to keep the peace in our home. Though I breathed the air of misfortune, it did not … Continue reading Because You Never Know

There Is Peace in Every Storm

| This is the 291st story of Our Life Logs | All of us have been given a purpose—I believe it. Finding it is the challenge, and once finding it, taking the risks necessary to fulfill it can be daunting. Unfortunately, it has never been my nature to take risks in anything. You could even say that I never have lost that Midwest attitude to “just … Continue reading There Is Peace in Every Storm

You Have to Startup Somewhere

| This is the 282nd story of Our Life Logs | October 9, 1962: I was born in Norwood, Massachusetts, to first generation Russian/Polish Americans from immigrant families. I grew up in the nearby city of Millis in our Cape-style house. It was small, but it was home. My young whirring mind was as sharp as a whetstone, always looking to gain more knowledge. I was … Continue reading You Have to Startup Somewhere

A Hundred Years, a Million Memories

| This is the 275th story of Our Life Logs | At 100 years old, I’ve roamed the earth longer than many. I watched the Prohibition, Elvis Presley, and over a dozen presidents come and go. I’ve lived through The Great Depression, World War II, the assassination of John F. Kennedy—the list goes on and on. With this much time on earth, I’ve faced a lot … Continue reading A Hundred Years, a Million Memories