The title of this blog is almost a cliché now days. It’s one of those phrases some preacher probably said in a sermon thinking he was really clever and now people say it over and over as though it’s the first time anyone has ever heard it. Continue reading
I learned to play chess from a blind man. He is a good friend and mentor to this day and when I say he taught me to play chess, I don’t mean that he simply taught me how the pieces move. I knew that as a young boy. What he taught me was Continue reading
Among my circle of friends and people who keep up with me, there’s an ongoing conversation about myself and Lana Del Rey. Though I refer to her as Continue reading
Here I am in Tampa with some friends wanting to hang out with me and my brother’s wife having twins and I get Salmonella poisoning. Awesome.
I don’t think I’ll ever trust my brother’s cooking again. The chicken didn’t Continue reading
There’s something different about me. No, something else. I’ve had a lot of watches in my life that have only lasted a few months. The battery would just run down far ahead of its expectancy. I mentioned that tidbit to a watch mechanic and he had something interesting to tell me as to why that might be the case. Continue reading
I’m being a good example today because I don’t want to blog right now. I’m not in a writing mood. But I get on my clients about letting a blog or website get stale, so here I am. I’m going to share a few updates on myself and some projects including The Last Hybrid. Continue reading
You’ve GOT to see this skydiver jump from the earth’s atmosphere, all the way to the ground with NO PARACHUTE! He doesn’t join with another person who has a parachute! He never uses one. Continue reading
People often ask me if I were “starting over,” without any websites or marketing/consulting clients, what I would do.
The answer might surprise you. Continue reading
Things I learned about myself from my dog:
1: When I come home, there ought to be fireworks and the fatted calf should be killed.
2: When I sweat I should think twice about showering it off because it’s very tasty.
3: I eat like a king every single meal.
4: I’m so interesting that Continue reading
A close friend died this past week. It hasn’t been a good half of year for that in my world.
I’m reminded of the importance to live for the moment AND the future. You don’t sell out your future for the moment, but you also don’t sell out your moment for the future because you don’t know how much of a future you have left.
I’m reminded of a quote from James Dean that I’ve often thought about:
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean
I have learned to live in the present. I used to think so much about the future. I’d work for the future, I’d dream of the future, and I’d long for the future. I sold out the present as inferior to what was out there down the road. But in doing that, I didn’t give value to the only thing that I had which was that day, that hour, and that minute.
The interesting thing about the present moment is that it’s slipping through your fingers. You can never get it back. The future seems to always be out of reach, but the present is in your hands. You can make it great. You can squeeze everything out of it but you cannot keep it. The future will come so just let it. Don’t wait on it. Don’t look to it. Make the most of what is now and the future, when it becomes the “now,” will be more of what you want it to be.
So consider the future in your decisions, but don’t forget or discount the moment. It’s your moment and it’s all that you have. I do recommend a book on the topic. It’s called, “The Power of Now.”