Steve Grand Says No To Fear

I like to consider myself an All American Boy. It’s tough to say that as a (nearly) 30-year-old, but it is still a great picture in my mind. Steve Grand, a brand new face on the country music scene is an All American Boy. He is also gay. Not many people have made the transition […]

Orwell’s Greatest Fear

Much as been made of late of George Orwell’s famous book, 1984. While I haven’t read it, Goodreads says, “1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish.” A recent Business Insider article reviewed a wider range of Orwell’s work and found that his […]

An Example of Bad Business

I recently received the following email: In reading it I got to wondering why this person was scared. They appear to be scared of: Being Personal Researching Me Oh, and knowing that you never, ever inquired with me. Life does not have to be scary. Be involved!

Cher Proves There is Nothing Left to Fear

Not  much can be said about Cher. She is a world-renowned artist who has been performing in one form or another since she was one part of Sonny & Cher in 1965. She is credited with creating a sense of female autonomy and self-actualization in the entertainment industry, not to mention her 140 million records sold […]

Focus – on Happiness

Selected Life Lesson My happiness depends upon me. -Barbara C’s Life Lesson from New York Richard’s Thoughts… Isn’t that the truth? We can not give away control to our own lives. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t let other people enter our lives and allow them to have deep and lasting impacts on us. […]

A Week of Heroism

It didn’t strike me until late Friday afternoon how emotionally drained I was from last week. No matter how many times our country and our world goes through a terrible act — terrorism or natural disaster — it always takes time for the pain to set in. And at each of those events, the days […]

Richard Marathon

I Ran a Marathon and You Can Too

When I look back at this past year, I believe it will be seen in my eyes and those closest to me as the year that I re-took control. I stopped telling myself “no” and made some amazing things happen. After a back injury shortly after college, I had to hang up my super-competitive tennis […]