Life is Voluntary: Never Work a Day in Your Life

By Henry Piarrot “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So...

Life is Voluntary: Small People

By Henry Piarrot “People are often unreasonable and self-centered… Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives… Be kind...

Life is Voluntary: Love Long and Prosper

By Henry Piarrot   “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have...

Life is Voluntary: Take a Sad Song and Make it Better

By Henry Piarrot “The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself...

Life is Voluntary: Reinventing Tabitha

By Henry Piarrot “And as I reinvent myself and I'm constantly curious about everything, I can't wait to see what's around the corner in newfound...

Life is Voluntary – A Labor of Love

By Henry Piarrot In the early 20th century, what we now call Bluegrass Music enjoyed a growth in popularity as Country Singers started to bring...

Life is Voluntary – Second Chances

By Henry Piarrot “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” -  John Lennon I began writing stories about ordinary people that I...

Life is Voluntary – The Insanity of Racism

While preparing to write my column this week, I was reminded by the calendar on my wall that today is Dr. Martin Luther King...