The Gift that Keeps on Giving

One thing that really shook me was the loss of a friendship that took me by surprise. While I was obviously not perfect, I knew that I had done everything I could to mend my mistake, and at the end of the day, the ball was in her court.  And she chose to drop it deliberately.

Action Trumps Inaction

Today at lunch, I was talking to my coworkers about voting as today is obviously Midterm Election day.  One coworker was cavalier about the day, stating her intentions to skips the polls, while the other subtly yet passionately tried to get her to change her mind. The one coworker who doesn't vote said that she... Continue Reading →

For The Joy of Planting

"Don't be attached to the fruits of your actions" -Bhagavad Gita This quote was in my screenwriting book that I have been slowly wending my way through the past month or so, and while the author intended to inspire his readers to write without attachment to money or fame, it struck me that it was... Continue Reading →

100th Post!

Wow!  I can't believe that this is my 100th official blog post!  It's crazy to think that almost 2 years ago I sent my first thoughts out into the interwebs, and now here I am with over 100 official follows who are complete strangers (along with friends and family who just like my Facebook page)... Continue Reading →

When Endless Summer Ends

I just looked at my calendar and I realized that I have only a week and a half of full freedom left, and only two weeks until my classroom will be filled with students old and new, outwardly showing the 'cool guy' devil-may-care attitude and inwardly agonizing over every little thing. With the new school... Continue Reading →

What ACTUALLY Holds Us Back?

Most people make the excuse that they don't do x, y, or z because they simply don't have enough hours in a day.  Yet clearly this excuse falls flat when held up to examination.  Everyone who is highly successful is able to achieve a high volume of things, while everyone who is average seems to struggle to accomplish even the simplest tasks.

Why Expectations Always Punch You in the Face

I'm realizing that I need to accept people for who they are and let them react to things in the way that they're going to react and (this is key) BE OK WITH THEIR REACTION.  Above all, I need to assume that people have positive motivations, not negative (until PROVEN incorrect).

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