Category Archives: For Inspiration

Whimsical Wednesday: Real Life Superheroes

“It’s not who I am underneath… but what I do… that defines me.” –Batman The reason I started this weekly feature was to seek out inspiration from real people who see the world from a slightly different angle. Recently, author … Continue reading

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Eat Lightning/Crap Thunder: Create Your Own Training Montage!

In literature and film, when the Hero accepts the Call to Adventure, frequently they encounter a Mentor (bearded or otherwise) who helps the Hero by imparting Sacred Wisdom or a Special Implement or Talisman. This process is called the Supernatural Aid by Joseph Campbell. Think … Continue reading

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Wipe the Puke Off Your Jellyfish Mask And Keep Swimming!

“You should never, ever give up.”  — Diana Nyad As a follow up to my last post, which was about resilience and transcending past failures, I offer this addendum. My wife reminded me that I had missed an opportunity to celebrate … Continue reading

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The Other “F” Bomb, or, Seeking Enlightenment in a Karaoke Bar

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by  sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows … Continue reading

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I Walk the Line, Performed by Wallace Stevens and the Flying Wallendas

These Heroic Quests are a lot of work. It requires focus and dedication to pursue Dreams, Aspirations and such. And when you already have a very full life, a job, a family, responsibilities and obligations, it can be very difficult … Continue reading

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Follow the String! Or, Defying Mother Nature in the Key of “C”

“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Embarking on a Heroic Quest is hard. You face a variety of Trials, there are Tricksters who attempt to confound … Continue reading

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