Don’t Get Too Comfortable

When you think about it, for most of us, the pursuit of comfort is almost an obsession.  We search for comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes, a comfortable house, a comfortable chair, and the list goes on and on.  But strangely enough, not everything is supposed to...

Championship Rounds

I grew up playing and watching just about any sport, but strangely enough, the sport I enjoyed watching the most was one that I never participated in. I’m referring to “the sweet science” also known as boxing.  I marveled at the skill of Muhammad Ali, the speed...

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...

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,...

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,...