There Are Stones In Your Passway. Get Past Them. 

My guitar teacher when I was 13 or so had a poster of Robert Johnson on the wall of the glorified music store closet he taught lessons out of.  There you’d be, trying your damndest to stumble through Stairway, and Robert Johnson was just posted up, staring you down. At the time, the image burned … Continue reading There Are Stones In Your Passway. Get Past Them. 

Podcast Of The Week: Boundary Setting For Stoics

Terri Cole met Ryan Holiday when she negotiated an illustration job for her husband for one of Ryan’s books. Ryan was impressed, not just with her skills, but at the awareness of the roles, responsibilities - the skillsets and the delegations - they had in their relationship. As he got to know Terri more, he … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Boundary Setting For Stoics

Sunday Music: There’ll Be Days Like This

There. Will. Be. Days. Like. This. Whether your mama told you or not. Whatever it’s like. Tell ‘em about it Van Morrison. When it's not always raining there'll be days like thisWhen there's no one complaining there'll be days like thisWhen everything falls into place like the flick of a switchWell my mama told me … Continue reading Sunday Music: There’ll Be Days Like This

The Courage To Be Disliked

Everybody wants a crystal ball. Because if it’s all cause and effect, everything can be pre-determined. And knowing what will happen next is a very likable quality. The logical-sounding argument for "first this, then that" predictably proceeds like clockwork. It explains how the trains will run on time and the children will grow up well-adjusted and happy. … Continue reading The Courage To Be Disliked

Hope For The Best. Expect The Worst. Happy New Year.

As 2021 draws to a close, I want to say thank you for everybody who reads these little emails/posts I’m sending. I know how many newsletters I personally subscribe (and have unsubscribed) to. The idea that you spend even a few minutes a day sharing a thought with me… I am incredibly grateful. Making these … Continue reading Hope For The Best. Expect The Worst. Happy New Year.