Living in Seattle can be weather challenging at times, so being the good planner that I am I booked a trip for my wife, some friends and me for a week in sunny Europe. A week before the trip my wife asked me if I really wanted to go and went on to ask if I would consider canceling? “Canceling, … Read More
I am not particularly a fan of Ashton Kutcher, nor do I watch the Teen Choice Awards….normally. But watching Ashton’s video reminded me of my background and how I so resonate with his position.
Given the status quo of corporations in America and the constant push-pull between the people who run the companies and the people who work on the … Read More
Yesterday was a proud day for me; Aegis turned “Sweet 16.” I started this company armed with a “black box” full of ideas, a heart full of passion, and a stomach full of butterflies. I hoped to build something far different in senior housing than what I had seen done in the industry to that point. I wanted to be … Read More
My wife was particularly smitten with the 89 year old ex-fashion model who worked in the upscale clothing boutique in an alley of Capri, Italy. “I must see if Nadia is still working at the shop,” my wife muttered within minutes of landing on the tiny sun-filled island.
I wasn’t sure what it was that my wife was so impressed … Read More
You would think that, as arguably the greatest country in the world, Americans would have the grandest of grand prizes…..a long, healthy life.
Whenever I am traveling, I like to study the statistics of the country that I am in. I’ve recently learned that our wealthy country is only 33rd in longevity while Italians are 4th. Men in Italy live … Read More
Working around seniors my entire adult life I have often wondered when do people become “Senior?” Is there a magic day or age? Yes, I know about the 40th birthday when your life is half done, and getting your AARP Card at 50, and yes, social security eligibility at 62.
But when does it really start? I decided to do … Read More
You know the excitement you have when you first enter a museum? You don’t really know what you’re about to experience, you just know it will be special. That’s how I feel when I go into one of our communities. Our residents are so full of achievement and history. I wish everyone knew this, knew of the precious treasures that … Read More
Men are constantly trying to relate to what it is like being a mom. We have our own version of womanhood…yet we really have no idea.
Let’s start with early pregnancy and the morning sickness every day for months. I know guys would counter with the time in Vegas when you had a hangover for two days after too many … Read More
On September 10, 2001 we opened Aegis of Ventura. There were about 700 people in the crowd not only to see our opening but to see our guest speakers. The one and only Johnathan Winters, funny man to the generations, was our celebrity guest.
I sat with Johnathan for five hours and talked. He was a sober, almost sad man. … Read More
As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, we tend to think more about our moms. Whether your relationship is good, bad or indifferent, she is still your mother.
Since my mom is gone, I tend to romanticize our relationship. I find myself dwelling on the good times; like how she would get the family together and always cook for us. Or when … Read More