Most of us are under a lot more stress and the tension is just going to keep ratcheting up. The place we are most likely to find stress is in our personal relationships, especially when we have conflicting goals. We …

Guest post co-written with J. Marlow Schmauder.

I have been studying reconstructed swordfighting techniques from medieval manuscripts for eight years. It’s a great workout, and incredibly fun. I practice both unarmored and in historically accurate armor. You know, as in …

Last night I won, even though I lost.

I had been competing in an International Speaking Contest, and last night I got trounced.

Late last year, I quit a secure job I had for nine years as a webmaster/videographer to …

It’s March 14, 2020.

Gavin Newsom has put a Shelter In Place(SIP) order to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. For the next month, at least, all non-essential businesses are shut down. It’s going to devastate the economy in ways we …

Every photo, except the first one, was taken under a microscope. Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the peacock feather structure at 40x and 100x magnification.

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Enchant is one of my favorite words. It means “to fill someone with great delight; charm” and “to put someone under a spell; bewitch” It originated from “cantar” which means “to sing” in Latin. It also closely related to “incantation’.…

Anybody can be a better public speaker. Even if you don’t want to be Tony Robbins, chances are you will want to inform, motivate, persuade or influence a room full of people at some point in your career. Here are …

“How soon not now becomes never.”
– Martin Luther King

I always wanted to write a book, but kept putting it off for a number of “reasons”:

  • There were better ways to make money.
  • You don’t just write once. You

What freaks me out more? The coronavirus or people’s reaction to it?

155 people have died from the coronavirus as of March 19, 2020. Last night a family member was predicting 600,000 dead by end of year. Those numbers don’t …

Today’s magic word is, “Name”.

Names are incredibly powerful, in folklore and real life. They invoke powerful associations that determine one’s destiny.

To name something is to define it. For example, the Bible opens with God parading all the animals …