As we retire, many of us think in terms of a bucket list of vacation destinations, new hobbies, books we want to read, or skills we want to develop. All of this is great stuff. The article by David Brooks provides another dimension to bucket lists–one that has to do with character traits we admire and would like to develop within ourselves. This is less measurable than some bucket lists but addresses the need we all have to make our lives count for something. We want to leave our mark as persons of character. I know that I have just added something to my bucket list–reading The Road to Character by David Brooks. I know I will add some desirable qualities to my moral bucket list.