The Ultimate Gift

I was raised by a Lion.  No, not a real lion, but a true, card-carrying proud member of the Lions Club International.  My father, Lee Jolles, served faithfully for over 50 years, and I was able to witness what it meant to be someone who really gives of himself. One of...

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The Can’t Miss Holiday

I’m a New Year’s Eve man.  No doubt about it, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  What can you say about New Years Eve that isn’t positive?  Christmas is a wonderful holiday, but not everyone celebrates Christmas.  The same could be said for Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Hanukah,...

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The Perfect Underdog

When was the last time you tried to teach another person how to play chess?  It’s no easy task.  Recently, one of my kids expressed interest so I decided to have a go at it.  Clearly, I was feeling ambitious. I began my lesson with what I felt was the easiest piece on...

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Done Is Better Than Perfect

Perfection is a noble act.  From a young age, we strive for it.  Certain professions demand it.  In fact, the sheer pursuit of it seems to lie somewhere between noble and mythical.  Yes, there’s nothing like applying ourselves to achieve perfection except for one,...

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