Life Lessons

Are You Ready to Be a Leader Worth Following

Be a Leader Worth Following.

Leadership: The ability to rally others and having them faithfully follow you into whatever cause or battle ensues. That may be a little dramatic, but the point is there. When thinking of leadership, the first thing that comes to mind is William Wallace (the famed hero of Braveheart) rallying his troops to battle. The opposing…

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Be Careful and Bore Yourself to Death

Be Careful and Bore Yourself to Death

Fear Of the unknown or the never attempted. Love Lost or never gained. Friendship Destroyed or never tested. Dreams While you sleep or while awake. Change And avoidance or embracing the elusive. Time Of aging or priceless knowledge. Confidence In others or self. Adventures In books or in living. Pain In the now or lessons…

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How To Update Applications Like A Boss (An App Addict’s Perspective)

How To Update Applications Like A Boss

It’s true…SMH…it’s true. I’m an update-aholic. My iPhone. My iPad. My Apple Air Laptop. My Amazon Fire. I can’t help myself. I get excited to see what the update brings. The rush of something new. The disappointment when I click on “more” to only see that there have been “bug fixes” with nothing new to…

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Are You Making Better Decisions in Your Life?

Are You Making Better Decisions in Your Life?

There is one eternal rule that holds true, no matter your status in life, no matter your wealth, no matter your political affiliations, and that is that you can’t change the past. You could argue that someone could cover up the past, using power, influence, and/or money. However, underneath still lies the truth. Though it…

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What do your #LifeTags say about you?

my life tags

If you added tags to your life, what would they be? How would you describe yourself in five tags? #father #husband #grandfather #son #brother #writer #uncle #nephew #friend #neighbor #cousin #fatherinlaw #soninlaw #brotherinlaw #grandson Again, if you had to choose five to represent yourself, how would you boil down your list? Let’s start with my…

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What Do You Do When It’s Quiet

What Do You Do When It's Quiet

Do you fear the quiet? Does your mind daydream. Do you dream of possibilities Or are you chased by your fears? Does the quiet push you into the darkness Or do you embrace it in a symbiotic sway? Does the lack of stimuli play havoc on our psyche Or is it a welcome peace from…

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Sweet Success: One For You and One For Me

Willy Wonka

Have you ever read about someone’s writing success and then went on to find out that they are sleeping four hours a night, getting up at 3 a.m. to write, writing all day and into the night, losing touch with reality, being published in every possible clique-noteworthy publication, writing thousands of words a day…ughhhhh…stop the…

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Today in History: Death to The Cruel

Peter Pedro the Cruel

Can you imagine being such a hideous and contemptible character that history remembers you as “The Cruel”? Yep, that happened. Peter, or Pedro the Cruel, King of Castile (1333-1369), son of Alphonso XI and Maria, daughter of Alphonso IV of Portugal, was born in 1333. He was murdered on this date in 1369 in Montiel,…

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Perfection is the Antagonist of Creativity

Perfection is the Antagonist of Creativity

Perfection challenges your worth. Creativity finds value in our individuality. Perfection stifles you from putting your thoughts into the ether. Creativity allows voice to go beyond logic. Perfection traps your song in your head. Creativity allows our song to be heard by others. Perfection judges others and concerns itself with the world’s view. Creativity invites…

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My 1968 Calico Dream Machine

My 1968 Calico Dream Machine

My parents promised to go in halfsies with me on my first vehicle. They had no idea of my expectations. Let me back up a little. In the Beginning The day I turned 16 years old, my parents dropped me off with our 12-passenger family van at the local DMV to take my driver’s test—really,…

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