How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

This week I read How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936 and written by Dale Carnegie. A friend and I have been talking about the idea of there being a list of books that everyone be required to read just to get to be a person in the world. I would put … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Reading (Week 13)

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut. If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." … Continue reading Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Reading (Week 13)

God, grant me the courage.

The freedom to choose. Courage. Or fear. I think when love shows up, it is courage that drives it. I think when hate shows up, it is always, always, always fear beneath those layers. I think we can know what is driving us at any particular moment because… Fear says NO. While courage says yes. … Continue reading God, grant me the courage.

10 Things I Learned From 31 Days of Blogging

I decided at the beginning of this year to blog every day in January. I wanted to see what that would feel like, what I would learn and what that would produce. Here are ten things I learned from that experience. 1. I am more productive when I have structure. Even if it is self-imposed … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned From 31 Days of Blogging

Goals for 2017

We are nearing the end of January and I still haven't written about my goals for this year. I don't really like calling them goals...maybe plans or visions or intentions would be more accurate? Whatever you call them, here is what I have in mind for this year: Exercise: -Be intentionally active every day. (This … Continue reading Goals for 2017