What’s Your Wick? (And Is It Lit?) Yesterday I went to light a candle, only to discover it had no wick. Hhhmmm…. I moved along to another candle, but it got me thinking: How many of us… Read More
Before You ‘Do’ Another Holiday, What Kind of Perfectionist Are You? (Messy, Classic, Procrastinating…) With one holiday behind us and many more looming, it can be easy to fall into the ‘doing’ of the holidays, rather than their celebration. (As a side note: The… Read More
Ready Or Not “Ready ENOUGH—Here I Come!” Depending on your age, hearing someone shout, “Ready or not, here I come!” will have you crouching behind the nearest piece of furniture, determined not to be the first one… Read More
“The Listener Completes the Song” (AKA “Paul Simon Explains Intention vs. Impact”) Last month I listened to Howard Stern interview Paul Simon. At one point Howard said to Paul, “This song is about your father, right?” “No,” Paul responded. After some back… Read More
Grandiosity vs Shame: What Happens When One Gets Swapped In for the Other? This past week I read a book titled, “Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity.” Let’s leave my thoughts on the book entirely to one side. The thrust of this… Read More
Adopt this Sailing Technique & Keep Your Employees (Not to Mention Kids, Partners—& Dogs!) Happy Part of my recent vacation was spent on a sailboat (Yep, that’s the boat, pictured above, left.) One thing I learned from our captain (Yep, that is she—with me—pictured above,… Read More
What Are You Waiting For? If You Missed Grabbing Opportunity by the Forelock—Grab the Fetlock Greetings from Croatia! I spent yesterday in Trogir, Croatia where I particularly enjoyed seeing the statue of the god, Kairos, pictured above. What is special about Kairos? According to the… Read More
Say a Proper Goodbye to Summer: Abandon Presenteeism, Embrace Forgettery Years ago, I subscribed to Wordsmith.org and it’s hard to articulate the joy it has brought me. Despite having a strong grasp on vocabulary, I am continuously intrigued and informed… Read More
Your Passport to Infinite Pleasures This past week, I published the below quote from Henry James as my daily “Wow, that’s a Thought”**: “Innocent and infinite are the pleasures of observation.” Why did that strike… Read More
Is it Too Hard For You, or Too Hard On You? Recently, I took a movement class with a very cool fellow named David Wilson (You can find him on Instagram as Oldscoolmoves. He’s fantastic.) One thing he said that struck… Read More