Entries by John Kyle

Whatever Happened to Hope?

How do you explain an extraordinarily gifted and successful person who seemingly has it all and ends it all? Suicide confounds us, especially high-profile suicides. When we hear that a famous chef, a popular designer or entertainer decides life is not worth living, it often leaves us feeling bewildered. By the world’s standards, they were […]

Whatever Happened to Hope?

How do you explain an extraordinarily gifted and successful person who seemingly has it all and ends it all? Suicide confounds us, especially high-profile suicides. When we hear that a famous chef, a popular designer or entertainer decides life is not worth living, it often leaves us feeling bewildered. By the world’s standards, they were […]

That’s How Winning is Done

I have a confession to make – I’m a HUGE Rocky fan. I’ve seen all the movies – multiple times. I own all the movies. A perfect day for me would be binging on all things Rocky – including a HUGE bag of popcorn, and a case of Diet Coke as I watch one Rocky […]

That’s How Winning is Done

I have a confession to make – I’m a HUGE Rocky fan. I’ve seen all the movies – multiple times. I own all the movies. A perfect day for me would be binging on all things Rocky – including a HUGE bag of popcorn and a case of Diet Coke as I watch one Rocky […]

The Sum of the Some

Sticker shock … I’m sure you’ve experienced it on many occasions: You need just a few things from the store. You grab a cart and mysteriously you find yourself with lots of stuff that you didn’t have on the list and your bill equals a car payment! You buy that new truck and the reality […]

The Sum of the Some

Sticker shock … I’m sure you’ve experienced it on many occasions: You need just a few things from the store. You grab a cart and mysteriously you find yourself with lots of stuff that you didn’t have on the list and your bill equals a car payment! You buy that new truck and the reality […]

Truth Decay

“Have you brushed your teeth?” You’ve heard that question since you were young. Sometimes the answer was, “Yes,” other times, “No.” But the truth would be somewhere in the middle. As kids we’d have lots more important things to do. Ten strokes back and forth on the front teeth and most kids think they’re good […]

Truth Decay

“Have you brushed your teeth?” You’ve heard that question since you were young. Sometimes the answer was, “Yes,” other times, “No.” But the truth would be somewhere in the middle. As kids we’d have lots more important things to do. Ten strokes back and forth on the front teeth and most kids think they’re good […]

Things We Hate

“I don’t have time for this!” “Come on people!” “What is going on up there?!” Do any of the above sound familiar? To say Americans “hate to wait” is more than a bumper sticker slogan. We’ll do most anything to avoid long lines at checkout counters and sitting in traffic. Albeit, we don’t mind waiting […]

Things We Hate

“I don’t have time for this!” “Come on people!” “What is going on up there?!” Do any of the above sound familiar? To say Americans “hate to wait” is more than a bumper sticker slogan. We’ll do most anything to avoid long lines at checkout counters and sitting in traffic. Albeit, we don’t mind waiting […]