Scary? Fuggedaboudit! The next time you have a massive task facing you, you are likely to see it as a swamp filled with alligators. These menacing creatures are the ridiculously sneaky (yes, ridiculously so) critters that keep you from crossing the swamp, a.k.a. finishing your task. In fact, these large-mouth bozos will do worse: they scare you from even starting.  You're not alone. We all have swamps. We certainly have fears. But what if the alligator is mechanical? Or he just ate? Or he's lazy? Or maybe, you take an alligator gun and shoot it? Yeah. Not PC, but hey....


I stand at the edge of possibility. It takes my breath away. Every single moment of every single day, we can choose to be the person we were meant to be. I think it's simple. Mostly, we have to get out of our own way. I'm reading The Art of Possibility for the third time. I am convinced that we must commit to being open to the universe, as the authors Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander state. We have to be prepared to receive; able to live in the present; willing to slide through our mistakes on our way to a...
Children,Choices,Grateful,Joy,Life,Love Yourself,Purpose,Wonder


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Pexels.com[/caption] Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~  Plato    Kindness. What is it? Is it a thing? No. It's an attitude. Or an aptitude. Kindness is something we have or we don't. But if we don't have it naturally, it's hopefully something we can learn. It can be one of those things you learn at home. Your mom and dad might have been kind. Or not. We have some much baggage from our families, don't we? I know I do. We take the good things and mistrust them. We take the...


  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1880"] Photo by Willian Was on Pexels.com[/caption] I Wish You Enough I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. 
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
 I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
 I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
 I wish you enough hellos to get you...


ROBOTS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE [caption id="attachment_media-11" align="alignnone" width="1880"] Photo by Matan Segev on Pexels.com[/caption] Elon Musk thinks people everywhere should be frightened of AI. Bill Gates told Charlie Rose that AI was potentially more dangerous than a nuclear catastrophe. Even the recently deceased Stephen Hawking said, “I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” What do you think? Here's what I don't like. I don't like that the first few volleys of conversation in the chat room are AI. Maybe from a robot. I don't know! "How can I help you today?"...
About Me,Chances,Life,Lucky

New York Is

[caption id="attachment_777" align="aligncenter" width="1880"] Photo by Fancycrave.com on Pexels.com[/caption] New York is: A state A city A harbor A county A cheesecake A cut of steak A baseball team A football team A hockey team A basketball team A stadium A newspaper A daily A magazine A book A song A historical novel A film A ship A typeface A TV star A pinball machine A state of mind But for me, New York is . . . The place where I was conceived  but not born. Loved perhaps, but not kept. Transported from in utero To the left coast...

Leave Room in Your Suitcase

[caption id="attachment_media-15" align="alignleft" width="401"] Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com[/caption] So, did you think this post was going to be about travel? Great. It is. But, it's not. Hopefully, we are all going somewhere. However, we are not always going on vacation. Or going out of town. Or going on a safari, per se. We are, however, traveling through life. We need to have our suitcase packed, our selves ready, open, and available to step, fly, jump, and fall forward into the next place. Our metaphorical bags should always be packed, as in why slow down to throw in a toothbrush...

Add A Brick

I stood up in front of the small crowd of people last night. Naked. [caption id="attachment_media-14" align="alignleft" width="168"] Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com[/caption] Kidding. I might as well have been. Two other authors and I were reading from our work, and I was the least accomplished of the trio by far. So, I can choose to engage in self-flagellation . . . or I can view it as a brave opportunity to add a brick to the building I'm constructing. The building of me. Notice... the building at left has fire escapes! That's me, too. I'm a building with...