So, per usual, I fell off the map when I started "doing something new" - i.e. this blog. My attention span truly is something on which I need to work. I apologize for not keeping current - not that anyone is actually reading this, but hey. Why not? Actually, I think my mom reads this … Continue reading Time to Transition to a New Approach….and Stop Using “in New York City” in the Titles of My Posts…..
I’m a Texas boy - born and raised. In my 31 years in that great state I saw many weather events. I lived in tornado alley, experienced floods and hurricanes in Houston, and weathered an ice storm or two. Never have I lived in a place where snow was not only something that happened, but … Continue reading Winter Wonderland or an Obstacle Course in New York City?
Most, if not all, of us remember a moment in adolescence - a moment filled with fear, panic, shame and despair when we faced a math test or - even worse - being sent up to the blackboard to solve a math problem in front of the class. THE WHOLE FREAKING CLASS. Those sadistic and … Continue reading A Math Lesson in New York City
I don't know why I feel compelled to have New York City in the title of each blog, but whatevs. I have 3 or 4 drafts of things that I've been writing over the past week or so. For lack of a better description, I'm a bit scattered in my thoughts at the moment - most … Continue reading Confessions of a Control Freak …that lives in New York City
If you know me. You know I love to eat. Love. As a former fat kid, I am an expert on consuming foods of all varieties. I remember growing up our weekly ritual of going to the grocery store , 'Super 1 Foods.' It was a warehouse of joy and fun for me. All of … Continue reading A Different Taste of Comfort Food Thanks to New York City
Disclaimer for Typos, lol The New York Subway System Apparently it's the most complex in the world and each line of cars travel a combined total of 300 million miles a year. That's at least according to the documentary my host family was watching the other night - and since everything you read on the … Continue reading You Will Not Die on the New York City Subway…probably
Before I kick this off, pardon the typos - I'm exhausted. It dawned on me at 5:40 this morning that I have to write some things down. I don't have anything groundbreaking to say, just some thoughts that have been brewing inside me. I have shared them with many in person, but feel it might be therapeutic … Continue reading New York City & My Comfort Zone
Well, needless to say I struggle with consistency when it comes to blogging. When I started this a little over a year ago, I thought I had something of substance to share. It turns out I was just another misguided young American that thought his opinion mattered. Well, it doesn’t, and still doesn’t in the … Continue reading Risk vs. Security
I will be honest, I always thought the idea of charisma was a bit of a mix of positive and negative. Part of me always thought that those who are charismatic are theatric or all about rallying the team through inspiring and motivating others with their message or vision. I had no idea how far … Continue reading “What I Thought I Knew About Charisma”
I won't lie, at first I had a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of 'character.' What is it by actual definition versus my own definition and perceptions of it. I also spent the early part of my morning deciding how I was going to digest and dissect this quality of a leader. Maxwell's … Continue reading “Understanding Character”