Mayumi and I took a break in the middle our bike/run yesterday to play at the playground we were passing through. While on the teeter-totter, I repeatedly launched her several inches off the seat during my down stroke while she laughed but held on with white-knuckled grip. She asked, “Dad, even when you get older, will you always stay like this and play with me?” I told her of course I would… Read More
I had an opportunity to share a favorite story and lesson with my 7-year-old daughter recently… Mayumi runs her own dog walking and pet sitting business. Occasionally, as a part of her service, we’ll even sit at our own home for a few hours to keep a pooch company. A while back it was Baxter, a white terrier from the 17th floor who came for a visit. I was cooking dinner and… Read More
Mayumi’s first day on Rollerblades reminded me that success is simply the act of failing over and over again until we don’t.
I took the picture (left) of Mayumi a few months ago during a business trip to New York. And while I’ve been traveling to the city for over twenty-three years, this was my very first trip to the top of the Empire State Building. One part work ethic and one part guilt, I’ve never taken too much advantage of my travel, not in this way. More often I’d be content ordering room… Read More