Author Archive: Johan

Why is Capitalism So Misunderstood?

Jewish scholar Hillel the Elder later put it in terms a child could understand: If you would not want someone to do it to you, then don’t do it to someone else.

Things You Realize When On Vacation

Nobody tells you your heart will change. But it does. You judge less. You care more. You learn how to forgive and how to let go and how to live in the moment.

Winter Preparedness Tip List

Islanders Ric and Kay had moved to Nashville just weeks ago, when the winter storms hit them unprepared on the road. A list of things to keep in your car for winter’s fury.

Shadow: One Magnificent Dog

Lab mix named Shadow is looking for a Forever Home that matches his friendly, easygoing personality. He’s beautiful and exceptional and still mostly a big puppy.

My Hit-List for 2015

Stop driving yourself over the top with too many resolutions. Focus on significant targets and be specific in what needs to be done to accomplish them. And then DO IT.

Turning Sixty Four on Thanksgiving

Turning sixty four on Thanksgiving is almost a mandate to revisit one’s life’s grateful events. My gratitude goes out to my wife, the uplift of the children and grandchildren and my many friends.

Life is a Fleeting Fantasy

Voters are not dumb or uninformed because they have better things to do than to study the rampant ever continuing folderol of the legislative process.

The End of a Jam Band’s Era

45 years have passed since these Ramblin’ Men were “just tryin’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best they could”.