Archive Monthly Archives: October 2018

Disability and Dis-Ability

The Basic Idea According to this Census data, one in five Americans have a disability. I would like to disagree with that statistic. I think that 100 percent of people have Dis-Abilities. I have hyphenated the word Disability. This is because the word literally means, Not Ability. In my case, and in the case of […]

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What if the Answer you’re Looking for is in an Event you’re not in?

Back so very long ago when I was in high school, I used to participate in the Cherry Creek Schools Diversity Conference. This was an annual event held at my high school, Cherry Creek High School. It started out with something like 15 schools in attendance and has since grown to over 100 schools. It […]

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Can you live a past life? Observations on reading my own book from beginning to end.

We all hate that moment in high school when the essay that we worked so hard on comes back to us with red marks all over the page, and a big note that says, “revise” written where there’s no mistaking it. Well, my book came back the other day from the first round of editing. […]

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Dealing with negative reviews and comments

Dealin with Negative Reviews and Comments This post is not just about me, but about a friend who also happens to be my writing coach for my book. She recently received a negative review from someone who, apparently, had a lot of spite and pent up frustration towards her. I was just thinking about this […]

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Storytellling, returning to the voice.

Storytelling, and returning to the voice. I had a very productive call with my business coach, Rick Tamlyn, last week. one thing he advised me to do was to look up a course in storytelling. Public speaking, after all, is just another name for storytelling. So, I found a fun course from Khan Academy on […]

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What Lenny Bruce has taught me about being a comic advocate.

Lenny Bruce’s comedy seems very tame by today’s standards. But 50 years ago, he was ahead of his time in his outspoken irreverence and frank distain for the church, showbiz, and the life of the comic. For a brief rundown, see This great article Listening to Bruce tell a story was a trip full of […]

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