Big Granny’s Wish Book

A Vignette

This little story came about while working with one of my clients, so after this opening paragraph, I’m writing in the context of my conversation with him about his project. And this piece, slightly modified, we’ll likely go into the front part of his book: Once his book’s content (the narrative) was about 95% where […]

IT’S JUST A DOG

A Rewrite of a Non-Attributed Work (Unknown Author)

From time to time, I’ve heard said, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” Those who said it don’t understand how pleasurable the distance traveled and the time spent with just a dog can be. In an eventful life, some of my most fun moments have come about […]

To Be Alive…

An Alpha & Beta Story

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” –attributed to Marcus Aurelius Beta was making what we call Cyclops toast, one of our favorite breakfasts (others may call it ‘Eggs-in-a-Blanket’). That’s where you butter a slice of bread, fold […]

You Can Touch But Don’t Feel

A Truth of Our Digital Age

[A chilling comment found scribbled in the margin of a book… a feeling, when reading it, you’ll never experience with an eBook.] “My name is—smudged and could not read—from Vilna. The Nazis are coming to my town. I have studied up to this spot. If this book survives me, please start learning from here in […]

CYNEFIN | Moments of Beauty, Love and Humor

www.CYNEFIN.life

THE SITE IS LIVE AND WE ARE IN BETA TESTING THROUGH JULY 31, 2017. PRODUCTS ARE LOADING DURING THIS PERIOD AND OUR ORDER PURCHASE AND CHECKOUT SYSTEM IS IN PLACE AS WE TEST IT WITH SELECT BUYERS. www.CYNEFIN.life I’m inspired by words, phrases, and images; my list of ideas from them seems endless (many have […]

On This Day… We Stood With Our Allies

In these times, when an American president won’t state we’ll stand by our Allies… lest we forget… 73 years ago we did stand together to fight and defeat a great evil. On July 25, 1998 I sat in a theater and never have I had a more gut-wrenching moment brought about by a movie opening. […]

The Center That Holds

The Vital Cornerstones of a Life

I answered the phone, and after the “Hi, how’re you doing,” he started the conversation with: “I believe many of these students have already formed the way they view life. If they don’t have basic honesty as part of who they are…” It was Tom Faught, one of my authors on the phone; he’d emailed […]

The Soundtrack of My Life is not made up of #1s

The songs you love the most, the soundtrack of your life–almost none of them were #1 on the Billboard charts. And the same goes for the books that changed the way you see the world or the lessons that have transformed your life.” –Seth Godin I can’t think of anyone that I’ve met–who had depth–whose […]