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Between You and What You Really Want Is …

In a distraction-powered world with an overstock of shiny objects, would-be-fun dreams 'n ideas, and the relentless barrage of "you want | need | deserve this", maintaining focus takes more effort...

I am* working.

It starts while we're in school, I think.  Though I wasn't a troubled student (well, 7th grade math was a bomb) we pick up the expectation along the way that to look industrious –busy– is a good...

Common Sense Day – Nov 4

November 4th - Common Sense Day, sometimes referred to as Use Your Common Sense Day. I looked up the definition of Common Sense this morning on Word Hippo and cringed to see:       Noun...

Tips for a Young Author

A young author recently asked what tips I might have for him as he takes aim on his future with writing playing a significant role in his plans.  Here's what I told him:    Thanks for asking...

NCFCA Speech Judge 2021 Finals

Whenever I can, I agree to work with students competing in NCFCA speech competition (there's a debate wing but I'd rather they win, so I steer clear). This year I agreed to serve as a judge for...

They’re Part of the Race

Given the choice between rough and easy, I'll nearly always choose easy.  That's one reason you'll not find me at obstacle courses on the weekends.  I prefer smooth, level, and predictable, driven...

Transcend: My One Word for 2021

It usually doesn't take me most of January to arrive at My One Word for the year, but it did this year. While the first three months of 2020 carried promise, the last nine replaced optimism with...

Of Bells and Griddles

  From my book Influenced! Yet to be released.     Telling a compelling story can help people reach a desired result. First learned from college conductor, Robert Sulahian, I used...

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