The Splendid Warrior – ACT 2

Malee pranced across the yard toward her family’s house carrying her precious sloshing package. She bounded up the steps directly into the main living area and immediately searched for an open container at least big enough to display her gilled guest for everyone to enjoy. Before long she found a large cup and began dumping... Continue Reading →

The Splendid Warrior – ACT 1

The coolest part of the day had already waned, giving way to the sun that had scarcely breached the horizon into the hazy morning sky.  “All right Malee, you may play with the ducks later, we have work to do in the fields. Come along now” called out a slender, stooped man in loose clothing,... Continue Reading →

A Billion Little Things

With the jackpot for the multi-state lottery exceeding one billion dollars last week, the thought of winning that sum of money tickles the fantasies of many. The odds of winning is only about 1 in 300 million, which seems about as likely as being struck by lightning while being attacked by a shark or getting... Continue Reading →

Harbinger Vignette 3

FADE TO: INT. JUNE’S APARTMENT - EVENING JUNE (mid 20s), a slender, graceful woman in her mid twenties, is nestled on a couch next to Joseph, dressed in sweatpants, and picking through a bowl of popcorn. There’s an historical period drama movie playing on the TV. She releases a heavy SIGH. JOSEPH Something the matter... Continue Reading →

Harbinger Vignette 2

FADE IN: "Each person's life is made up of otherwise incidental events, which are transformed into indelible memories to relive many times over due to one phrase, one action, or one choice... good or bad." INT. WALK-OUT BASEMENT DEN - AFTERNOON A couple of couches are arranged around a television and fireplace in this dated,... Continue Reading →

Part 4 of 4: Principles of success…

To wrap up the series it seemed appropriate to allow some time to pass and build up a little anticipation - like generating the demand for the release of the latest mobile device. December is an ideal month for demonstrating the theme of this article - patience. This is the month filled with waiting and... Continue Reading →

A Sterling Prelude

This year marks the silver wedding anniversary for my wife and me. We’ve had many fond memories together over the years, especially the births and raising of our two wonderful children. Our first meeting was not mere happenstance, it was pre-arranged by a mutual friend. And it is a fond memory to recall and retell...... Continue Reading →

Part 3 of 4: Principles of success…

In the first 2 parts of the series VISION and PRACTICE were identified as key components to attain your goals. Following these two principles alone can bring about amazing accomplishments. Yet there are 2 more principles that are necessary to apply in order to achieve your most challenging goals. At times of difficulty seeing your... Continue Reading →

Part 1 of 4: Principles of success…

This series is intended to guide you in finding fortune...or at least with finding clovers having more than three leaves anyway. Though in all likelihood, you’ll find this series is generally applicable to life. Since publishing “Outstanding in your field…”, I’ve been asked if I really do know how to find four and five leaf... Continue Reading →

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