Category Archives: Inspiration

Life In The Pumpkin Patch

One of my favorite singers and song writers is Peter Mayer.  Peter, a folk singer, sings all types of songs, but my favorites are ones that touch on the meaning of life in whimsical ballads.  Today being Halloween have a … Continue reading

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Impressions From “I Can Do It”

This past weekend I attended Hay House’s “I Can Do It” conference in Pasadena, California with my wife Anne.  While I have been to many work conferences before, this was my first one that featured motivational and inspirational speakers.  How … Continue reading

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Lesson in Boundaries From A Bike Ride

I love to go on bike rides in the early morning to get my exercise, get out into nature, and listen to inspirational podcasts or music on my ipod.  This week, though, when I was in one of my “calm … Continue reading

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How Toastmasters Changed My Life

I’ve been reading and posting comments on Susan Cain’s excellent blog “Quiet: The Power Of Introverts” in the past week.  Susan is starting a public speaking project, challenging introverts to join Toastmasters.  When she announced this project I sent her … Continue reading

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“I Am The Documentary” Movie Review

Only the strong survive!  Survival of the fittest is the fundamental law of nature!  Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing! We’ve all be raised with these ideas.  Since Charles Darwin’s time assumptions like the above have been key to … Continue reading

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Appearing To Be Free Is Not The Goal, Being Free Is

“Appearing to be free is not the goal, being free is.” I heard that phrase in a sermon many years ago in a pentecostal Christian church.  While I no longer believe much of the doctrine of that church, this phrase … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Disney World

Is Disney World just a place for kids to enjoy? Last week I attended a travel agent conference at this top tourist destination. Sure there were lots of families in attendance appreciating the Disney characters, a variety of rides, shows, … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin Luther King

This week’s remembrance of Martin Luther King reminded me of when I saw his statue in the U.S. Capitol rotunda last spring (pictured to the right).  The black stone figure was cold and lifeless.  I suppose statues are there to remind … Continue reading

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Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken

As an avid reader, especially books about spirituality and life, I plan to make short book reviews a regular part of this my new blog.  One of the best books I read in 2010 was Mike Robbins “Be Yourself, Everyone … Continue reading

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Intentions Instead Of Resolutions

No 2011 New Years Resolutions for me.  Coming up with a list of resolutions has been my annual practice in the last week of December.   Kind of like that guy pictured to the right – a formal process where I … Continue reading

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