Many of the things we read in books are often written from an academic point of view, and while they may provide a few solutions to life's challenges, they are not as profound and do not have the impact on our lives as those things that we live and experience. It was never my intention to write a book, but simply mull over in my own mind a few of my personal insights, and possibly share those insights with anyone else who was willing to listen. There are no special topics, only a collection of selected essays about the various challenges that now and then cross our paths. Perhaps in many ways we may think alike, while in many other instances we are totally opposite. However, in most respects, none of us are as unique in our struggles as we would like to believe, and all fall under the same guidelines for a life of peace and happiness.