April 20, 2019

Rejoice in Emotions

Recently, I heard a news report indicating that artificial intelligence cannot be programmed to understand humor. AI doesn’t get the punch line. I have to tell […]
March 30, 2019

Break Things into Short Goals

There are times when a goal is so overwhelming that it moves you to absolute inaction. The hard work, the length of time, the lack of […]
March 25, 2019

Support Means A Lot

I’m back from a recent ski vacation, and something I already knew was emphasized once again. I was skiing on steep, icy conditions with crowds of […]
March 13, 2019

Let it Flow

Let it Flow Thoughts. Sometimes it’s a spigot. Sometimes it’s a drip. Sometimes it’s a drought. The key is to keep at it. First, let those […]
March 7, 2019

The Fruit of the Tree Shows the Care it has Received

My father used to grow oranges and grapefruit in his yard at his old house in Florida. He used to go out every day and tend […]
March 3, 2019

The Treasure Found Through Listening

Listening could be your most valuable skill as an author. I worked in the airport industry for ten years. It was a terrific learning experience. Of […]
February 24, 2019

The Darkness, The Light, and The Calm

I had a nightmare this morning. In my dream, I was in a ditch next to a mountain and dirt and sand came streaming down on […]
February 22, 2019

A New View on Bucket Lists

In 2007 a funny and charming movie called The Bucket List came out about last things to get out of life before passing on to the […]
February 18, 2019

A Funny Thing Happened While Building My Brand

One of the things that I love about writing is the enormous amount of education available. It’s limitless learning every day! When I learned about creating […]
February 14, 2019

The Light That Shines Within You

“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.” Ray Davis This is one of […]
February 11, 2019


“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who helped you.” John E. Southard It’s true. I haven’t blogged in some […]
November 25, 2018

What Are You Grateful For?

We Are Now Entering:  That Grateful Time of Year   I’ll bet you noticed it too. It starts on the Thanksgiving holiday. People are happier. They […]
November 21, 2018

A Delightful Discovery

The entire experience of publishing a book is non-stop learning. Some things are fun to learn and some are disappointing. However, there is one part that […]
November 20, 2018

A Run Around The Bases Changes Things Forever

The Archbishop for Santa Fe, John Wester, had an interesting take on baseball. He observed when a baseball player takes a swing, he runs around the […]
October 31, 2018

The Value of Learning

It’s fun to learn something new. Not all the steps are guaranteed to be fun but getting there at the end is the stuff of pride. […]
October 12, 2018

Creating Conflict

Creating Conflict   One of the authors that taught me how to be an author wrote that conflict needed to be on every page. All right, […]
October 11, 2018

The Reader is Number One

Always at the forefront of an author’s mind – the reader   Any time I’ve committed myself to something, I’ve always wanted to do it well. […]
October 9, 2018

Give Yourself Some Credit – Don’t take every piece of advice

Give Yourself Some Credit   I decided to write a book. Naturally, the first step was education. Classes, books, articles – I sponged it all in. […]
September 28, 2018

The Power of Flowers

The Power of Flowers When we see a flower, we don’t think of strength. Yet its simple splendor implants itself in our soul and invigorates us. […]
September 25, 2018

Forming the Habit

Keep on Writing…How?   You have to go to work. You have to work out. You have to clean the house. You have to pay the […]