Life as an Obstacle Course

I was on the phone watching my children play in the front yard through the office window.  It was a stressful conference call about a seemingly insurmountable problem. As I sat in my chair observing the motion of summer through glass panes, I noticed that my kids weren’t satisfied just running around the lawn. Yes, […]

Three Reasons You Should Write an “Elevator Speech” (from New York Minute Magazine)

One of my best friends introduced me to the concept of an “elevator speech.” He is a successful executive who works at a big firm in town.  I talk to him often about the joys and miseries of teaching and writing and he explains what it’s like to work in his world (a career that […]

Snowdays & Red Crayons: A Formula for Success (from New York Minute Magazine)

In my part of the world we don’t often see snow before Christmas; but this year it is being delivered early and often.  Nothing transforms the winter landscape of dead leaves littering brown lawns, barren grey trees, dirty sidewalks and sunless skies like a good, thick, sparkling, fair layer of snow.  In that moment before […]