I admit, I am lousy at self-promotion.  But these books may be my only retirement plan.  So buy a book and keep me out of the poor house.  Kidding/not kidding. Continue reading


The Two Second Lesson

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Remember the movie Cast Away (2000) with Tom Hanks? It was a bit of snoozer because for a large portion of the film Tom’s character, Chuck, is alone on an island. He doesn’t want to be alone, he wants to be rescued but alas, no rescue comes. Probably a message in all that but it drags a bit. The movie has been playing on a couple of television stations recently and I’ve been able to become reacquainted with it. I watch it for a two second lesson hidden in a two hour movie. Continue reading


As a writer, or someone who attempts to put thoughts into words that others can relate to, I admit I sometimes get a little jealous when I read or hear other’s works of art. I’m hoping this is a common problem and I’m not the only coveter in the mix seeing how the sin of coveting is so serious it merits a mention in the top 10 Commandments everyone is familiar with. There are just some writers out there that regularly make me take notice and I secretly – or not so secretly – wish I was the one who penned their words. This is an example of one of those times. Continue reading