As we age, and realize life doesn’t always turn the way wish it, that randomness and luck are hidden handmaidens of our own fates, our intentional small kindnesses become more defining
This is the post that got me to be a paid subscriber. I savored that book! Each chapter, each page.
Your insight made it even better.
Thoughts, memories and "inconveniences" came flooding back after reading your latest post. As I now step toward (with noticeably shorter steps) my 8th decade of travel around the sun, I am struck by how some "conveniences " I encountered in those travels mattered not a whit, while the "inconveniences" shaped and guided the person I am today. Thank you for your insightful thoughts from this old, beat-up umpire and teacher.
Quite profound. Needs a wee edit or two Will add this book to my perpetual list. Thank you
I miss my editor Rebecca McKinsey who was with us in Carroll at the paper for so many years.
Thank you Doug. In the most ‘positive way possible’, reading your essay was very inconvenient. Most inconvenient.
Excellent book and a great distillation of the message.
Thank you for sharing these profound observations!
Good work Doug. Is it possible The Confederacy could have gotten inspiration from the “True Gentleman”?
Thank you, Doug. I loved this book and admired how Rostov made the best of the inconveniences. And, how, in the end all of those “inconveniences” led him to
security and happiness. That journey for all of us begins when we realize there is much to learn from all that does not go as we had hoped for and/or planned; the surprise being that life can be so good when you use fresh eyes to view all that surrounds you.