The other day, my 6-year-old daughter and her best friend asked me what an optical illusion is. I didn’t have the Merriam-Webster definition, “something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is” at the tip of my tongue so we talked about examples of when you think you see something but … More Creating Eyes That See
Let me pose a hypothetical job description: Looking for someone good with words. Work involves writing about topics that interest you and that enable you to ponder your experience and wisdom. Your ability to connect to other people with varied backgrounds and experiences in order to build a community of feedback that will help you … More The Business of Writing
I was listening to a vigorous debate the other day about New Year Resolutions – should you do them? Is it useful and effective? And while I come down on the side of not doing resolutions, mostly because it seems like a hard starting line to do it in the middle of winter when the … More The Practice
Let me ask you a question. When you play a game, when you embark on a project, when you go to work, when you get up in the morning, when you sit down to write, when you make a presentation, when you have to do anything, Are you playing to win or to avoid losing? … More Are You Playing To Win or To Avoid Losing?
I write to call myself a writer and be called a writer, because that means more to me than words could ever convey. … More Why I Write
“The principle of freedom must be our first commitment, for without this no one is immune against the virus of aggrandizement – the impulse to grab power, wealth, position, or reputation at the expense of others.” – HERBERT DOUGLASS – SOURCE:THE COST OF FREEDOM True freedom is a commitment to experiencing the very real limitations of our choices. … More Why Freedom Demands Responsibility
Would it be possible to get anywhere if there wasn’t a path to that destination? A path is a way and if the way exists, why we sometimes behave as if it didn’t exist for us? It’s interesting how some invisible things (our thoughts) can f*ck up our lives. This mind we have … More You need to believe it’s possible