I went to a barbecue in the Jersey ‘burbs today to celebrate a man who changed my life. His name is Dr. Robert Cole and he was my journalism professor. He put me on a success track that contributed heavily to me becoming the person I am proud to be today.

It was wonderful to catch up with people I knew and, perhaps more satisfying, with people I hardly knew. It was an event of storytelling and appreciation.

Interestingly, this morning I was on the treadmill at the gym and caught some of the PBS special featuring Dr. Wayne Dyer talking about his new book in which he reflects on the Tao Te Ching. It was so refreshing to hear someone talk about principles which I find to be an invaluable guide on how to live life.

It was a good day for pausing and immersing myself in that.