Cute, Sexy, Smart & Rich These are not things you say about yourself. Never.  [Not even in a personal ad]   Other people should say these things about you, not you about yourself. When you hear someone say, “I’m rich,” walk the other way. Who cares anyway? Unless they’re sharing.

Having the life you want at work means being like the Japanese doll, the daruma. The daruma is red and round with a face on the front. Most are about the size of your clenched fist. When you buy a daruma or get one as a gift, you make a wish and then color in one eye. When the wish comes true, you can color in the other eye. The daruma always bounces back, no matter how hard you push….

We say, “handsome young man”, but we hardly ever  couple  the word handsome with old. Old men can be handsome too. And what is old these days? 70 year old guys in my gym have six packs.  And hard biceps. They swim like olympic champions. The older women in my gym take hip hop dancing classes. One of them started ballet at 65. She looks like a ballerina. I tried to get a reduced fare on Tokyo’s buses but I’m…

I was going through a rough spell this week. I had a problem I couldn’t solve, a very big challenge.  Nothing seemed to work. Maybe you have had a problem like this. I tried not to worry about it, but it was there. I wrote it down, I forgot about it. I didn’t want it to ruin my day, my life. I didn’t want to obsess about it. And then just suddenly this morning  I thought of something  that just…

You won’t see McDonalds selling Lobster Rolls. It just wouldn’t fit. So when my favorite Italian bakery started selling Bagels, it didn’t make sense to me either. The bagels weren’t good. In fact they were awful.  They were soggy and soft. Another question.  Why does my favorite ramen shop sell blueberry yogurt shakes? Answer: I have no idea, except maybe the company president’s daughter likes them. Why does the local gym have coke in the vending machine?  I don’t get it. Do…