I keynoted at a conference a few weeks ago. As usual, as the date approached I felt the pressure intensify. It’s much better than when I first started public speaking years ago. For my very first paid speech, which was in front of several hundred people, I shook for the three months leading up to …Continue Reading »
I wrote this post at the end of a rather harrowing day. I spend time in New York regularly and am always sad to leave. That day I had to say goodbye to my beloved city yet again, so based on that alone, the day wasn’t off to a good start. I also love sleep, …Continue Reading »
Driving home the other night, I was flipping through the channels on my radio when suddenly the words that emerged from the speaker system made me almost stop the car.
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This past weekend I watched a movie on Netflix called “One Week”, starring Joshua Jackson as the main character, Ben Tyler. Stunned by a sudden diagnosis of end-stage cancer, Ben mercilessly assesses his current life circumstances, impulsively buys a motorcycle and takes off on a cross-country solo trip.
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I recently had a terrifying experience. The organizer of a series of flamenco events (according to local media, the biggest gathering ever of local and international flamenco artists) invited me to perform. My schedule was already packed, so I initially contemplated whether it would be masochistic to say yes. The events were to raise funds …Continue Reading »
I’m in Mexico right now, alone on a “working holiday”. I’m doing some writing and resting and reflecting on life. I used to take more frequent breaks, but haven’t in quite a while.
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Watching the events over the last week, and learning so much about Michael Jackson’s life has made me reflect a lot about myself and my own life, and I imagine the coverage may have had the same effect on you. Commentators frequently discussed how Jackson’s shy, reclusive personality (documented since he was a young child) …Continue Reading »