Category Archives: Blog


Odd moniker for a new popcorn shop on Cape Cod.  Chatted with owner who, after raising family of 4, decided  to take a shot at a business.  She loved to bake but felt  the world had enough great bake shops. Idea popped into her head to experiment with a variety of flavored popcorn she could make from scratch. Indeed created a ... Read More »

Richness of Spirit

Tear Ducts—a funeral service for a 91 year old Mom of a pal.  Celebration of a life well lived.  Her first son gave eulogy that traced the caring family support for he and his two siblings which flowed from his Mother. He gave many specific examples of what it meant to grow up with the feeling of spirit hugs and ... Read More »

Everyone Has A Story

“The Chat House” coffee shop on Cape Cod offers a monthly “story” program. A theme is decided and folks show up to simply share a story while sipping a tea or coffee. Some 40 in audience hearing a potent variety of stories from 10 who had advance volunteered. The story range was delicious–from raw humor to moving inspiration. It warmed ... Read More »

Life Is What We Make of It

“Life is what we make of it.”  These words can be either a cliché or a reality—as one chooses.  My #2 (of 5 kids), Marsha, is here on Cape Cod living with my wife, Dianne’s pal, Joy, until her health insurance can be transferred to Ohio where she had made moving plans to live near her wonderful sister, Darcy.  After ... Read More »


A small creative team, three of us, found that if we took the nub of an idea and allowed the free flowing of our impulses to range without limits…it was surprising what results flowed from that “allowing.”  We, my talented web designer, her actor/director brother, and myself, took the seed of a possibility and allowed the fertilization of four movie ... Read More »

Secret to Public Speaking

Are you nervous when you speak in public? Many speakers are. Whether we are aware of it or not, our nerves are often incited by self-judgment and doubt. Here is a valuable way to shift your attention and improve your speaking: When “you” judge yourself; when your fear, or nerves, or self-doubt begin to overshadow your experience, you are focused ... Read More »

Perpetual Finesse

Finesse is a choice and can be perpetual.  I was at a concert by 60’s legend, Frankie Valli, when the power blew out.  From the dark stage he shouted, “Let’s take an early “inspiration.” When we return, I promise you a night of magic.” We sat in the dark for 20 minutes. Lights now blazing, Frankie popped onto stage and ... Read More »

The Power to Inspire

As a Hall of Fame speaker, I am privileged to speak to huge audiences throughout the year. But I am never am impressed with that audience’s size. Rather, when I receive a comment from one single person as to how my words, my message, have impacted his or her outlook on life and personal sense of “worthiness,”  I smile internally. ... Read More »

Yes I Can!

I came across three examples of people facing adversity and choosing “YES I CAN” as a life roadmap. The first was a mother bragging about her son who had multiple challenges growing up. He was born with cerebral palsy and suffered from life long depression. As an adult, he chose to become a social worker and is now a source ... Read More »

A Father’s Choices

Arits fled Ethiopia for political asylum in the US. He set up life in Seattle, met his wife, and fathered two sons. An electrical engineer, he was not allowed to work here unless he went to college again to satisfy license needs. He could not afford that and became a taxi driver. He chose the 3 a.m. shift start to insure ... Read More »