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……

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……

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)……

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……

Life By A Thousand Cuts

Why is it, when you swing with all your might, with everything you’ve got, with 100% strength, you end up hitting a little dribbler or missing the ball entirely? It’s because, in my experience, when you’re swinging from your heels, you’re not using good technique. You’re trading skill for sizzle, humility for the highlight reel.……