This page is under development and probably always will be. It stands to reason, since I’m under a good bit of development myself and probably always will be. That’s the way life is. That’s what 51 years of living has taught me.
What else have I learned along the way?
1) Be careful with people. They break easily and in ways that are not always easy to see. You will help or hurt everyone you meet. You won’t go wrong by asking yourself, “How can I best help this person?” Remember that if nothing else, one thing you can do is shut up and listen to them. Quite likely no one else has for a long, long time.
2) Be careful with words. It’s easy to use the wrong ones (or far too many) and either confuse or damage things, people and situations. You’ll seldom go wrong by saying something positive, asking how they’re doing or refusing to take part in gossip.
3) Be careful with tools. Use the right tool for the right job. You might think a knife fills in nicely for a straight-blade screwdriver, but as you nurse an accidental home vasectomy, you’ll wish you’d been more careful.
That’s it for wisdom for now. It may not be an impressive collection so far, but I’m learning…
P. S. Ran across a few pictures and wanted to play with the Flickr Set Slideshows plug-in. Here are my youngest son and I: