How To Become Better At Anything

It was about 5am. My mom came into the room and woke me up. “It’s time to practice,” she said. Ugh! I threw my legs over the side of the bed and sat there for a moment gathering myself. Then I stretched, yawned and shuffled over to the closet. “Oh yeah, forgot to pray,” I…

You Can’t Win ’Em All

“You can’t win ’em all.” This was an old war film from the 70’s starring Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson. I haven’t seen it personally but Wikipedia tells me it was about two soldiers assigned to transport an Ottoman governor’s daughters from Turkey to Cairo. But, the governor wasn’t exactly open with the soldiers about…

How To Answer “So What Do You Do?”

“So what do you do?” The question rang in my ears because I’d heard it at least a million times before and at least 15 times that morning already. It wasn’t a terrible feeling. I just remember the question standing out on that particular day because I’d made a choice. A few months earlier, I…

Thank You. Thank You Very Much.

For the past four decades, I’ve known this. Since birth, I’ve been groomed to have good manners. Say please. Say thanks. Smile and never look a gift horse in the mouth. But, especially in November, the gratitude meter moves higher because everyone (well in the US anyway) is coming together to celebrate a holiday with…

5 Things I Learned In Improv Class & Driving In New Snow

The best way to step out of your comfort zone is to…well, you know, step out of your comfort zone. What I mean to say is that it’s important to do something different on a regular basis so you can activate a different part of your brain. I call it driving on new snow. Huh?…