"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours." Ayn Rand 15 Ways to Empower Others in...

Just the first page of one town. {Link Bit.ly/2w2FIOn} Diann Zinteck, 68, photographer and gallery owner July 19, 1949 – Aug. 8, 2017 Diann Zinteck was ready to start a career in the classroom after graduating from SUNY Buffalo State with a bachelor’s degree in art education in the early 1970s, but she could not find the teaching position she wanted locally. Rather than move out of town, her interest in photography led her...

How To Be Respectful Towards Others {Link Bit.ly/2w4shOB} Treat others, as you want them to treat you. To earn respect you must first, give respect and give it to yourself too, as, if you don’t respect yourself, no one else will respect you. Merely saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ doesn’t mean that you are being respectful. In the daily grind and stress of everyday life, we have forgotten the moral obligation of respecting...

"That will be 27 pesos for the pizza", the guy in the uniform informs me as he puts his hand out. I hand him the bill; he replies with change; a #monedaAF drops onto the ground and rolls down the walkway before we can catch it; eventually, it continues rolling into the street where it drops into a storm drain. "I'm sorry, man", the guy in the uniform replies as he reaches...

Continuing, "you take a step out of the hospital room, and, now, you are in the hallway. You see a sign that says EXIT so you head that way. Next thing you know, you are outside breathing in the fresh air. You see a cab passing by the front of the hospital but you're in your hospital gown and have no money, still you hail it it. You get in the...

Southern hospitality is a phrase used in American English to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes, or to the South in general. How to Play the Blues: Chords, Patterns and Fills for Major and Minor Blues | TAB + AUDIO {Link Bit.ly/2tWLahs} What guitar player hasn’t even taken part in a blues jam? If you’re reading this and saying, “Me,” then this...

Best 8 Ways to Deal with Detractors Link Bit.ly/2vYVAyA We have all had them as we set and go after our goals, no matter where we are or what our goals may be: naysayers, detractors, people who poke fun or get angry or tell us we can’t do it. Detractors are very serious business, even if they just seem to be having a little fun at our expense. Don’t let them stop you or even...

Convicts and the British colonies in Australia {Link Bit.ly/2vhzr1x} A penal colony On 18 January 1788 the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay, which Joseph Banks had declared suitable for a penal colony after he returned from a journey there in 1770. Captain Arthur Phillip, the fleet's commander, brought a small party of marines and seamen ashore, but found the location unsuitable because the harbour was unsafe and the area lacked fresh water. (The Oxford...

re·ac·tion for·ma·tion noun PSYCHOANALYSIS 1. the tendency of a repressed wish or feeling to be expressed at a conscious level in a contrasting form. Reaction Formation {Link Bit.ly/2h9qp01} Description Reaction Formation occurs when a person feels an urge to do or say something and then actually does or says something that is effectively the opposite of what they really want. It also appears as a defense against a feared social punishment. If I fear that I will be criticized...

"So, I can't invite my friend with the blue pants?", HR asks as she looks at me with those pleading big brown eyes. "I don't know if I want to invite a new person into our lives?", I reply to HR as I turn my head to look out the window (I look out the window a lot, right??). I continue, "right now everything is known. I know how each person responds...

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