Entries by John Kyle

Sweat Equity

It all began with the stark reality that you need more space. Your family grew and your house seemed to shrink. On a sleepless night, you binge-watch HGTV and you see the allure of open-concept living complete with shiplap, marble countertops, and lots more room. Suddenly, you remember a term your dad talked about, “Sweat […]

Sweat Equity

It all began with the stark reality that you need more space. Your family grew and your house seemed to shrink. On a sleepless night, you binge-watch HGTV and you see the allure of open-concept living complete with shiplap, marble countertops, and lots more room. Suddenly, you remember a term your dad talked about, “Sweat […]

The Power of the Regift!

We’re already well into the New Year and you may not have done so yet, but sometime this year you probably will. I’m not talking about exercising or dieting. I’m referring to regifting. Apparently regifting has become commonplace. According to Wikipedia, the term became popular when it was introduced on the 80’s sitcom Seinfeld. There […]

The Power of the Regift!

We’re already well into the New Year and you may not have done so yet, but sometime this year you probably will. I’m not talking about exercising or dieting. I’m referring to regifting. Apparently regifting has become commonplace. According to Wikipedia, the term became popular when it was introduced on the 80’s sitcom Seinfeld. There […]

Who Don’t You See?

We’ve all had the experience. You’re cruising down the interstate when the car slightly in front of you swerves into your lane barreling dangerously close to the side of your car. Your adrenaline races and you sit on the horn. He swerves away and gives you an apologetic wave or some other less friendly gesture. […]

Who Don’t You See?

We’ve all had the experience. You’re cruising down the interstate when the car slightly in front of you swerves into your lane barreling dangerously close to the side of your car. Your adrenaline races and you sit on the horn. He swerves away and gives you an apologetic wave or some other less friendly gesture. […]

A Culture of Crisis

Before cell phones do you remember the beeper? It was a small device worn on your belt. When someone needed to get in touch with you they would call your beeper and their number would show up on your small, monochrome display. I signed up for a service plan and told my family they could […]

A Culture of Crisis

Before cell phones do you remember the beeper? It was a small device worn on your belt. When someone needed to get in touch with you they would call your beeper and their number would show up on your small, monochrome display. I signed up for a service plan and told my family they could […]

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 […]