I have built this blog, and my writing in general, around three action verbs: encourage, enlighten, entertain. If I have done at least one of those three things in a piece, mission accomplished. Today I’d like to share some of what has encouraged, enlightened and entertained me this year.
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You can do it
You can do it. That much is certain. I am one of the blessed ones whose mom told me constantly, “I believe you are capable of doing anything you set your mind to.” That encouragement helped make me what I am today and kept me going when times were tough. “I can do this,” youContinue reading “You can do it”
I was listening to the soundtrack of “Springsteen on Broadway” on Saturday when the rock star/singer-songwriter got to talking about his dad.
In the Attic: Christmas Hymns & Carols
In 1946 Robert Shaw and his RCA Victor Chorale released a Christmas album. In those days an album was really an album, like a photo album with pages that you mounted photos on: You could only fit three or four minutes of sound on one side of a 78 rpm record, so they packaged aContinue reading “In the Attic: Christmas Hymns & Carols”
I wrestle my Self-Editing Inner Critic to the carpet
“A-HA!!!” Oh, it’s you, Self-Editing Inner Critic. Mind if I call you SEIC? “Call me anything you like, loser.” Oh, there ya go again. Why am I a loser NOW?
Moose, Gnome and Cow meet Squirrel
One day the Moose, the Gnome and the Cow went for a walk. Little white flurries flew, and the waves roared in the bay at the bottom of the hill. “It’s not a fit night out for man nor beast,” said the Gnome. “It’s not nighttime, but I agree,” said the Moose. “Moo,” said theContinue reading “Moose, Gnome and Cow meet Squirrel”
What we become
You have heard it said, “We become what we think about.” The great inspirational speaker Earl Nightingale called it The Greatest Secret, it’s the basis of the book The Secret, and writer James Allen wrote a brilliant little book more than 100 years ago along those lines: As A Man Thinketh. I want to dragContinue reading “What we become”