The Power of Play and Rekindling Youth Dec03

The Power of Play and Rekindling Youth

I grew up in North Eastham. The pride of North Eastham is most likely a windmill and/or a lighthouse. Or maybe it’s a beach. Long story short, there wasn’t a ton of action in North Eastham, so we had to create the action ourselves. We wedged firecrackers into the joints of our G.I. Joe action figures. Multiple firecrackers were typically required to blow the limbs off some of these figures. I’m just thinking more about this now and realizing how inappropriate symbolically this seems in today’s world. We hadn’t yet been exposed to thousands of soldiers coming home from the Middle East suffering similar...

How Saying Thank You Leads to Greatness Jun10

How Saying Thank You Leads to Greatness

Photo by Nathan Rupert via Flickr. One of the things I love about drinking alcohol is that it puts blinders on my mind — in a good way. I don’t see all the reasons I shouldn’t say something, write something, or do something. It shuts off fear. Without fear clouding my mind, I feel a burst of creativity — the ideas and the words to describe the ideas flow freely. I would say I’m confident, but it’s not quite that.  I don’t even think about it. I just do. Perhaps this is ultimate confidence, when the idea or feeling of confidence isn’t even present and you just create.  You just take action...

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