This is the short version. I’m still working on the long version for those who want to hear it. I’ve always been “skinny.” I had a “high metabolism” as my high school soccer coach used … Continue reading Everything works until it doesn’t.
My wife and I enjoy taking evening walks through our neighborhood. While I abhor winters in Cleveland, I feel fortunate to live in an older, inner-ring suburb that has tree-lined streets and sidewalks—a throwback to … Continue reading Getting stung.
When we first set out to become a “writer,” we tend to keep that romantic notion in our head—a lone genius typing away on a typewriter or laptop in a remote cabin in the woods. … Continue reading The author mastermind group builds systems and habits.
Discipline is the ability to do what you know needs to be done, even when you don’t feel like doing it. It requires developing habits that you don’t have to think about, actions that are … Continue reading Discipline developed by an author mastermind group.
In this new, three-part series, I’m going to explore the secret powers of the mastermind learning model. Although I’m approaching it as a professional writer, mastermind groups have been proven to work across disciplines and … Continue reading An introduction to the author mastermind.
A few years ago, my parents visited Ireland. My dad’s side of the family came from the Emerald Isle, and he was excited to go back and see some of those villages. Unfortunately, they did … Continue reading Spark your imagination with travel.
He’s headless. I’d seen the bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Cleveland Museum of Art dozens of times over the years. I’m sure I’d even read the placard at the base of the statue. … Continue reading Marcus Aurelieus has lost his head.
Things don’t really matter to us. They never have. My mom and my siblings, they care about things. They go shopping, and they’re constantly thrilled by the newest phone, gadget, sweater, or pair of shoes. … Continue reading Don’t collect things. Gather moments.
Technically, my phone costs twice as much as my laptop. I don’t think many of us pay the “sticker price” we get quoted at the phone store. That’s probably to make us appreciate the value … Continue reading Must be time for a new phone.
I’m not sharing this to elicit sympathy from you. I’m not asking for your condolences. On October 5, 2018, my seventy-year-old father was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on October 28, 2018. It doesn’t … Continue reading Memento mori – The ways you don’t want to live.