A Brightness of Hope

Nephi said: Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life. His words are words to live by, and landed among my favorites some 14 years ago. They serve me in every season of life, in the ups and downs, and most importantly dampen the downs and magnify the highs. Recently we experienced a miscarriage, the loss of a little dream we thought we were building; and yet there is still a brightness of hope. There is much to love, look forward to and feast upon. We have felt the love of God and of all men in this time, and we thank you...

A word regarding comments

I just approved all the delightul, insightful and kind comments many you have made. Sorry it took me so long. Before blogging got popular, and more importantly before spamming blogs got popular, comments were far easier to administrate. Tired of deleting comments on prescription drugs, and the like, from people I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting, I turned comments off. I’m going to be testing out a new system for approving comments now that WordPress has updated its tools.

When will you retire?

I really enjoy my career. Truly. Sometimes I think I enjoy it too much. I love the challenge and I love the pursuit of knowledge it has put me on. But guess what, it has been my goal, for some time, to be able to retire by 40. That is, to have accrued enough assets (businesses, real estate etc.) to completely cover all my expenses and then some with passive income. I think I will still be practicing dentistry in some form but perhaps only 2-3 days. Ambitious? Yes. Achievable? Definitely. When will you retire?