Protecting The Sparkle In My Child’s Eyes

Protecting The Sparkle In My Child’s Eyes

My younger son, Blaise, loves transformers, lego, construction sets, superheroes, vehicles of all kinds, climbing, running, singing, princesses, floral dresses and sparkly pink things.  He’s 4. Countless other things bring him joy, but the things in this list really enthuse him these days.  Early this year, he asked me if he could please have pink…

How To Succeed As An Artist

I’ve felt like an outsider all my life since I first began interacting socially with people outside of my family. My earliest memory of a social interaction is from when I was 4. My sister and brother and I were playing on the sidewalk with two sisters who lived down the street. The elder sister and…

Acts of Kindness, Launching People, Paloma Faith, and Living Large

So … a couple of weeks ago, I found out about a competition being run by Samsung called “Launching People”. I thought, “Do I want to be launched?” My answer was a resounding, “YES!” The only catch was, the deadline was a day away. So I cleared my day’s schedule, and buckled down to the…

Want to be powerful? Here’s a clue.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again: Being powerful is not about having power over others. It’s about having power in yourself, so that whatever anyone else does, or whatever happens, you can be okay, ultimately. Those whose power is dependent on having power over others and external circumstances, are the most…


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