It All Starts With A Single Pebble

As I update my life’s bio, I gotta give a big shoutout to William Hanford Lee Jr. In the summer of 1983 or 84 (I can never remember), we were all standing in the parking lot of Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, CA, just after performing in The Best of Broadway for a couple’a … Read more

Losing vs Loser

Has your favorite sports team ever lost? Losing is part of the game. All hail the game! I lost this weekend’s District 39 Toastmasters International speech contest at the District level (round 4 of 6). Didn’t even place. And when the top-three winner’s were announced, and I wasn’t one of them, I was immediately handed two options: 1. … Read more

An Important Lesson About “What’s Best”

April 3, 2017, I presented my 2017 Toastmasters International Speech Contest speech for the first time out loud in front of my Capital City Toastmasters club. Plenty of rough-and-tumble mistakes, including a totally botched opening. It was awesome! You can view the full “Mistakes & All” video here. The third point in my speech was discovering the … Read more

Does Your Life Feel A Little Flat? Feeling Stuck?

Fired up iTunes, started playing a favorite dance tune from Nightmares on Wax’s Boiler Room mix that pumps up my creativity and productivity – and realized: I bet I can make a few minor adjustments with the Equalizer. The same is true in life. You don’t have to stay stuck at “flat.” You have options. Choose a … Read more