How to Never Be Bored …

Especially when you’re forced to ride a stationary bike …

Want to know why The Wiggles were always so darn happy?

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato It’s true, you know. Music sets the tone for more than weddings, more than a restaurant’s atmosphere, more than your morning workout. It can change your mood — give wings to your mind, flight to…

Sometimes you need to take a step back —

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” ~ Henry David Thoreau Have you ever driven through the Pacific Northwest or the Redwoods? Or taken an airplane over the Ozarks, the Cascades, the Appalachian or Blue Ridge Mountains? If so, then undoubtedly you’ve seen some hearty landscape – forest lands as far as…

How to pick the perfect fig — aka. how to make a decision!

Like everything else in this world, the term — or definition if you will —of being lost has many different meanings. And I imagine most people’s minds can easily recall a time when they were literally “lost” — like they took a wrong turn while driving (myself, I was terribly lost one morning about eight weeks…

Nothing Compares to a First Kiss – or does it?

There is nothing that compares to a first kiss. OK. Wait a minute … now that I think about it, some first kisses can suck (no pun intended) — but even the crappy ones have the same level of anticipation. That heart-pounding, belly-twisting, nervousness that makes your body shake at the mere thought of it….

What do Odysseus and the Count of Monte Cristo have in common?

Like Homer’s Odysseus, or like the Count of Monte Cristo everyone wants something — something that scares them, that inspires them, that lives just outside their reach like the metal rabbit tempting the greyhound to run faster … or the proverbial carrot dangling off the end of a rope. And usually, that something that at…

Why I talk to myself — and why you should try it!

I’m a talker. Not the kind that rattles on and on with the grocery clerk whilst she rings up my purchases. Not the kind that hangs out by the water cooler in my office building simply dying to tell someone about my weekend plans (or lack thereof). And most definitely not the kind that dials…

Be like Dorothy — stop worrying about failure! It doesn’t exist.

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” ~ Janet Fitch Earlier today, I heard a song — I don’t know what it’s called, nor who sings it … its soft and a man’s voice talks during what would be the instrumental part. And he poses the question: “What is enlightenment” — he breathes loudly, exhales and…

Sometimes you have to fight when you’re a man …

Remember the Kenny Roger’s song, “Coward of the County”? “… Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done.Walk away from trouble if you can.It won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek.I hope you’re old enough to understand: Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man …” I grew up…

Becoming Batman for Just One Day …

“It’s not what I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” ~ Batman IF you could be someone else for one day, who would you be? Really — I’m curious. Now if you have one of those brains that gives pause before answering a question you might want to know more about the…