This week I had the pleasure of a very interesting and insightful conversation with a new friend- Corey Jackson Corey invited me to a Google Hangout to talk about our philosophies, learn a little more about one another and see how we could work together to help others. These days, Corey is a successful entrepreneur  read more »
This is the 10th in a series of pieces on characters and places featured in Joinings: A Seared Sky. This background information, isn’t covered in the book, but should enhance the reading experience. For some of my people, there’ll be a character drawing, supplied by Alice Taylor, maybe a video interview, and accompanying script. I may do short pieces of fiction, deepening knowledge of certain minor characters as well.
For the places, I may use sections of the map, to indicate location, al... read more »
Adapted from THINK Like a BLACK BELT What’s the pay-off? Ultimately, I suppose there needs to be some reason to THINK Like a BLACK BELT. What are the take-aways? I can’t tell you that Black Belt Mindset is the key to your success I can’t tell you that even if you sincerely integrate the philosophy  read more »
"Time can heal a broken heart, but time can also break a waiting heart."
Last Friday night was a movie date with the girls and of course, before you get to enjoy the movie, you get to delight first in various trailers of upcoming movies. There are so many interesting movies that are going to hit the town in the next few months. But! One movie captured my senses (well, apart from the 5-sec or so teaser of the last installment of the Hunger Games trilogy which I've always been looking forward to...) which... read more »
I get sick of these semantic arguments and believe me, I’m not trying to complicate the issue further by introducing one more term… …I’m trying to bring some clarity. Many experts debate the difference between “motivation” and “engagement.” I understand the problem. Engagement is usually described as an internal or “intrinsic” driver and refers to  read more »
It occurred to me yesterday, whilst writing a guest post for another blog, that I hadn’t actually placed a piece on here to describe my latest release. I’ve done lots of posts regarding character and place, lots of mentions running up to the launch in March, but I haven’t actually described the book!
Most remiss of me.
So, to coincide with its availability in the publisher’s new online store, here’s the basic information.
Joinings, the first book of epic fantasy trilogy, A Seared Sky, is published i... read more »
Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world. Last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend an outdoor Garden Party hosted by Kim of Design + Life + Kids in West Chester, PA. The theme of the party was A Radiant Orchid Summer and the sponsors really pulled out all stops with their Swag
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This quote from Tom Peters is making the rounds on LinkedIn today “Leaders don’t create followers- they create more leaders.” There’s a lot of power in that simple statement! The Sensei Leader is someone who is only satisfied with bringing people up to his level. His satisfaction comes when he develops people who exceed his  read more »
I wanted to visit this bookstore for over a year, but as always, my travels to the Eastern part of the city are only taking place from time to time. Ocelot, - 'not just another bookstore' - is situated close to Rosenthaler Platz. Two ladies on the bench in the front of the store were knitting something colourful and the sounds of jazz music convinced me that some special things are hidden inside.
Compared to other bookstores, especially in the area of Prenzlauer Berg - where the boheme wants to read up... read more »
We are hopelessly addicted to statistics, labels, trends and generalizations. Don’t get me wrong- research is important and it’s helpful to identify trends… …it’s just stupid to treat any one person as part of demographic group. I’m guilty of the same thing from time to time. In my martial arts career I’ve often said that  read more »