Monthly Archives: May 2017

IF I HAD A HAMMER…..

IF I HAD A HAMMER….. You remember that wonderful song, written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949 and made immensely popular by Peter, Paul and Mary over a decade later. “If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening, all over this land…I’d hammer out danger, I’d… read more

SOUND AND FURY VERSUS THE MAN IN THE ARENA

SOUND AND FURY VERSUS THE MAN IN THE ARENA I wrote a “Motivator” very similar to this a little less than a year ago. But lately, the same quotes have been relentlessly flooding through my mind in the middle of the night, (I can’t imagine why. Or can I?) And all things considered, I couldn’t… read more

RIP OFF YOUR STRAIGHTJACKET, WILL YA?!

Seriously, it’s time to unbuckle the wretched thing once and for all. You know that “straightjacket.” It’s the one we strap around ourselves just about every day. Its buckles and straps are made up of our insistence on outlining, categorizing, detailing, and meticulously reviewing our flaws, weaknesses, shortcomings and “just not good enough” assessments of… read more

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND…

A young friend of ours named Mark died unexpectedly recently. I didn’t know him extremely well but what I knew I liked a lot. He wasn’t a business mogul or some big deal athlete or a renowned actor. But he had something just as special: A delightful personality that was full of life and positive energy –… read more

BEIN’ GREEN

                                                                                BEIN’ GREEN Kermit the Frog sang, “It’s not easy being green…” But boy, if there… read more