Music to Heal Humanity
3-23-09 | A friend (Josephine Gross from Networking Times) sent me this amazing speech that’s been kicking around the Internet. I wanted to post it here, so I wrote to the author, Dr. Karl Paulnack, Director of the Music Division at Boston Conservatory (where, as it happens, my grandmother went to school).
3-16-09 | My office is downstairs in our house; directly above me is the living room, at the edge of which is the location of the food and water dishes of our inimitable seven-pound poodle, Ben.
Mission: Change Lives
3-9-09 | People have been asking me, “What kind of impact is the state of the economy having on the publishing world? And what kind of impact does it have on writers?” It’s a good news / bad news situation.
Teaching a Generation of Go-Givers
3-1-09 | We recently learned that Don Gandy, a public high school principal in Valparaiso, Indiana, and his friend Randy Stelter, an athletic coach and English teacher, have decided to do a team-taught reading of The Go-Giver to their high school senior class and give out copies to every one of the school’s 145 seniors.
2-3-09 | Deer Diary: Something is moving in the snow-dappled bushes outside my office window. I know it’s there, because I glimpsed movement — but I can’t see any clear shape.
Thank Heavens for Second Drafts
1-25-09 | Still at work on The Secret Language of Money, and I suddenly found the opportunity to employ a few more of my favorite quotes on writing.
Up from the Abysm of Pish
1-21-09 | Someone commented on my Facebook “wall” today that my “personal information” page was a little lean. I looked; she was right: it was blank.
Thoughts Are Turkeys
12-21-08 | It’s snowing. I look out the window and see nothing but a white blankness, the indistinct motion of flurries, and the stark, hazy outlines of branches and thickets.
Put Your Good Stuff Up Front
12-11-08 | I was on the phone today with an author. We’re writing a book together. His original outline was structured in two parts: Part I taught a set of laws, and was called “Principles.” Part II was called “Practices.” Aha, there was the problem right there: thinking that people would actually read Part II. They won’t.
Work It, Baby
11-26-08 | This week Alabama blogger Mark Clement posted a brief and very nice review of The Go-Giver. (BTW, so did MJ DeMarco’s well-read blog “The FastLane to Millions.”) As I scrolled through Mark’s most recent few entries, I noticed the one below, and just had to pass it on.