We’ve all heard the kick-ass term: “Failure is not an option.” Do you know where the phrase came from? In preparation for the movie, Apollo 13, the script writers, Al Reinart and Bill Broyles interviewed Flight Dynamics Officer, Jerry C. Bostick to learn what the people behind Mission Control are really like. Bostick said the Read More →

“And then what happened?” I asked this question of my daughter when she was about five years old. She’d drawn a picture of a meadow, with a brook running through it. There were trees and bushes. And a horse! (BTW: Not to brag, but she’s all grown up, and a talented artist.) She began to Read More →

time suckers 10 things to never do again

“Happiness is not a goal; it’s the by-product of a life well lived.” — Eleanor Roosevelt I got to thinking about the things I really enjoy doing, and why I don’t do them more often. For me, these things revolve around relationships, travel, food (includes wine), and writing. What do you enjoy? Do you find Read More →

Happy New Year lightbulbs

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. It’s five days in and I haven’t been on the bike yet — so there. But I believe in declaring your dream to give FOCUS to what you want to achieve. When you share your dream (vision, quest, desire) something wonderful happens. You put that dream into your Read More →

Pick a mood today

I remember tacking up a handwritten note on my fridge that simply said: You can have a good day or a bad, it’s your choice. Kinda scary being in charge of your day, huh? #BFAT (Be F—–g Awesome Today) #FYA (Find Your Awesome)

Welcome 2015. God willing, we woke up today to celebrate the gift of today. We get to turn the last calendar page on the old year and welcome all the possibilities of a new one. I don’t know about you but I am a wonder-eyed child this time of the year! Thinking of all the Read More →

F.Y.A. Find Your Awesome

Dear Friends, Here’s a new term for the new year: F.Y.A. Please read on, and share this. I thank you in advance. You are the (author) Hero of your own story. What will you do to write a Happily Ever After or Mission Complete ending? Is there something you know that you know is missing Read More →