Happy Dictionary Day

To celebrate the birthday of Noah Webster, I am releasing five of my books for free on October 17. Noah Webster’s name is synonymous with dictionary in America. I first fell in love with words, and dictionaries, while reading through our giant Webster’s Dictionary. My dad bought our encyclopedia set in installments – yes, section …

Art and Imperfection

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. – Alfred North Whitehead Two mighty sentinel walnut trees guard the front yard of my childhood home. One tree is straight as a telephone pole. The other tree’s trunk bends about ten feet off the ground. One …

Live Your Destiny

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Choice forges destiny. Heated in the furnace of desire, destiny’s iron rod bends to steadfast perseverance. Where some things are inevitably controlled by fate, the power to choose is in our hands to the last breath. …

20 Ways to Improve Well-Being

Improving one’s sense of well-being brings great rewards. A person begins to feel at home wherever they go as they begin to be the unique individual they were born to be. In this fast-paced world, it is far too easy to neglect your well-being. Take the time for self-care each day and live your true …

My Poem Was Just Published

My poem Seaside Gallery was recently published in the Poetry Quarterly. I was honored to have my poem be the first poem in the magazine. It feels great to be published again. My writing is often inspired by nature. Check out the Poetry Quarterly website and buy a copy, or several :-). The editor is …

Shiba Inu Crypto Superstar

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau Among red hot cryptocurrencies, Shiba Inu is a cryptocurrency superstar. In the past few days, Shiba Inu, which is much more than a cryptocurrency memecoin, has rapidly grown into a cryptocurrency sensation. In the past few days it has “erased one zero” in …

20 Ways to Increase Happiness

My wife and I were apart for eight months during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic. She was in China, having returned for her father’s funeral, and I was here in the US. After the horrible winter, I began preparing our garden to put my mind at ease. I wanted to do something special for …

Live in the Present

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. – Henry David Thoreau I am nearing my 400th Post. And to celebrate I …

20 Tips for Work-Life Balance

Do work that fulfills you Change jobs if you hate it Find work that is more fulfilling Praise the work of others sincerely Improve your communication skills Learn by doing Proofread your work Evade office politics Don’t over commit Improve writing skills Prioritize your time Organize your workspace Save money Celebrate your efforts Establish “me …