Addition By Addition

So much changes in five years. For reasons beyond but including the pandemic, I have intentionally condensed my universe to my family. A family since grown in these five years. A large part of why I started writing was to show what I know. And I took five years off to learn more. And to……

The Cab Ride

We were in New York City (“New York City?!”). My city. My cousin had gotten married. At the Bronx Zoo! Incredible event, complete with peacocks strutting around (the birds not the wannabe alphas). It was a wonderful reunion of sorts for us and congratulations were given all around. But it’s the cab ride back to……

Low Tech Kindness

There’s a big problem that we need to talk about. About how we’re more connected and “social” than ever before, how the world is now smaller, flatter, more pizza pie than tilted marble. But we’re still lonely, maybe even more depressed. How can this be? Be A Pal I recently heard a story about a……

Putting the Person Back into Personal Magnetism

Is making eye contact with your phone the new way to gaze into someone’s eyes? Has the smartphone become the newest staple utensil nestled next to knife and fork? What is happening to interpersonal communication? To the definition of words like personal magnetism, charisma, and leadership? My wife and I recently went to lunch at……

Grain of Salt, or How to Take Your Criticism

Criticism is a grain of salt. So take it with it. Much like our delicious sodium friend, it can enhance our experience or it can ruin it. If you stand up, stand out, and stand for something, criticism is a wonderful gauge to measure how you are doing. It can actually be (if not feel like)……

Author(ity)

Writing was never hard for me until I tried to make it something I had to do, rather than something I wanted to do. This is a critical insight into my life. During my school days, I’d push off assigned reading and read tons of other books. But if one of those books ended up……

Personal Magnetism

I believe in personal magnetism. In that “know it when you see it” quality of a person to magnetically charge another individual, group, or even an entire world. To light them up with electricity. To give them goosebumps. To make them shine. I believe in that. Because I’ve seen it. We all have. Even if……