New Year, New Opportunity

Resolution: a decision or determination. Declaration: something announced, avowed, or proclaimed. Courtesy: Ahhh, 2014. A year ripe with opportunity. I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions a long time ago. Why bother. Decisions made, likely in the heat of the moment. Promises to yourself to do a sundry of things. ¬†Promises you never intend to […]

Conspiracy at the Crossroads

Why? “…because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.” I have seen this come to fruition in my own life. My father would […]

An Incredible Mistake

That moment when you realize you’ve made an incredible mistake…. For Prof. Don Tillman it came around page 282 of The Rosie Project when¬†he declares “I can’t believe I’ve been so stupid. Irrational!” **SPOILER ALERT** Prof. Tillman created the Wife Project.. a lengthy questionnaire, used to find a potential life partner in an extensive online […]


I just started reading Paulo Coehlo’s “The Alchemist.” He begins by talking about the obstacles that keep us from going after our dreams. There are four. The first obstacle: everything seems impossible. The second obstacle: love. The third obstacle: fear. And the fourth obstacle: abandoning our right to joy and conquest. What Coelho says about […]

Ignorance Must Be Bliss

Two things have happened in the past 24-hours that have really stirred up some controversy… in the media, online.. and especially among my Facebook friends. The rule about not talking politics and religion, goes double for social media. Very rarely do I enter the fray on Facebook. I have seriously had to “unfriend” people… lots […]


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