Motivation pushes us, but most often, that push has a short-term effect. Many years ago, I went to a motivational seminar with a colleague. It was huge venue with music, a light show, lots of energy, and a speaker who was challenging me to ‘Step Up’! Yeah, baby! But, as I was driving home, I … Continue reading Telling and Yelling isn’t Reaching and Teaching
The spark is gone. Of course it’s gone. It’s a spark. A spark is a spark and that’s all it is and all it can be. A spark. If the spark remained, it wouldn’t be a spark. It would be a fire. The spark starts the fire or it doesn’t. Either way, it’s job is … Continue reading The Unconditional Expression of a Spark
Midnight, at the crossroads of highways 49 and 61, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. He handed his guitar to ... let's just call him the Devil, who tuned it, played a few songs and handed the instrument back to Johnson and he became one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time. … Continue reading Let’s Make a Deal with the Devil; Sort of.
Half-life is a term commonly used in the world of nuclear physics and pharmaceuticals; the time required for a quantity to reduce to half its initial value. And from there, it’s all downhill at an exponential rate. But what about that doughnut. Yesterday it was fresh, last night it was edible, but today its dried … Continue reading What Do We Do When Passion is Half Dead?