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To And From

Ok, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted anything. That will just have to be a reality for the three of you that actually read this blog. Due to my limited amount of time, if I have any other writing or speaking projects in the midst of a week, I have to focus […]

Hit Hard, Hit Fast, and Get the !@#$ Out

Okay, this is the 3rd of 5 posts that I’m doing on lessons I learned during my 1993 bus trip around the United States that I still use today. Let me set the scene for you: I was a 23-year-old hick from Strasburg, Pennsylvania that had done very little traveling in my life. I decided […]

Point A to Point B

One of the more interesting phenomena that occurred during my bus trip around America is what I call, “Point A to Point B Friendships.” It’s not exactly a catchy title, but an accurate summary of a poignant observation. The bus allowed for some pretty intimate conversations in a short amount of time. In general, I […]

Liked vs. Well-Liked

I love Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. I studied it for the first time during AP English in high school, but I have read and seen the play many times since then. I have always been enamored with the anti-hero, especially in American literature. Willy Loman’s quiet desperation resonates with me and I think […]

Man’s Greatest Fear

If you do some research about what scares people the most, you might be surprised at what you find. In many different surveys, it isn’t snakes, spiders, or airplanes crashes that has people afraid. It isn’t getting mugged, being caught in their underwear, or falling off a cliff that terrifies them. No, the thing the […]