December 29, 2013

College Choices...
How do you fill in the blanks:

In college, I studied ______,
I wanted to study ______,
and looking back, I should have studied ______?

In what ways have you used your college major?

December 21, 2013

Dreaming of a Unique Christmas! are you doing for the very first time this Christmas or what are you doing for the very last time this Christmas?

December 14, 2013

Catchy Catchprhrases are some of the phrases or expressions that you often utter and, in fact, have become associated with you? You know, J.J Evans shouted, "Dyn-o-mite!"; Jan Brady lamented, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" and Seinfeld drolled, "Yada, Yada, Yada". So, in this vein, what are your own catchiest catchphrases?

November 30, 2013

What Say You or Not There are countless writings on the "do's and don'ts of leadership, leading and leaders. So, let's hear from you in your own words. As a leader, what good advice have you given and what are some of the things you never want to hear yourself say to your team?

November 23, 2013

Food That Comforts for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year, what are those foods that just makes you feel good, safe, homey and simply comforted? 

November 16, 2013

How Do You See It? you see the glass as: half full or half empty or an opportunity to quench your thirst or do you go see if there is anyone who is thirsty and needs a drink? Or, do you see something else?

November 02, 2013

Fall Back, Spring Forward Daylight Savings Time ever really, really just messed you up? What's the purpose of it today? What is its history and should it be eliminated? Please, share your stories.

October 21, 2013

October 12, 2013

Shutdown or Shutout

How has the partial federal government shutdown affected you or your family directly or indirectly?

October 05, 2013

Eventual Indispensability

What new inventions, products, concepts or services that when were first introduced you were rather skeptical but now you can't imagine living without?

September 28, 2013

What's in a Name?

Bill Cosby once quipped, "Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry." How did you get your name...what does it mean? Do you have a nickname? Do you like your name or have you ever wanted to change it?

September 22, 2013

Colorful Language

A Good Ol' Saying Is Worth 'Bout A Thousand Words! What are some of the old sayings, maxims, adages, etc. that express things in such a colorful and descriptive way? For instance, my grandma loved saying: "If you let the Devil ride, he's gone wanna drive!" and "Our door swings on Welcome hinges...!" Let's hear some of yours...

September 14, 2013


Be it a historical figure, eccentric next door neighbor, sport great, celebrity or even the many sides of you, "Who Becomes A Legend Most"?

August 31, 2013

Biking, Buoying & Boozing

When, how and by whom did you learn to: ride a bike, how to swim and to have your first drink?

August 24, 2013

What’s Tipping –What’s Sticky?

Gladwells' book Tipping Point describes "stickiness as the levels at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable...the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point at which something 'sticks!'" What are some of those things in our lives or in the world that have “stuck” or just about to “stick”?

August 17, 2013

Judging a Book by What's Between the Covers

What books on your shelf are begging to be read or just been read? What books have made a big impact on you?

August 10, 2013

Home Coming or Going!

Thomas More wrote, "you can't go home again" and Bill Cosby said, "human beings are the only creatures on earth who allow their children to come back home." So, the question is, Can you really ever go home again?

August 03, 2013

Family Ties & Unties

What are some of the routines, customs or habits that your family had when you were growing up which you have since kept? And which have you since given up?

July 27, 2013

A Helping Hand...

A Good Samaritan is commonly thought of as a person who voluntarily offers a stranger help or sympathy in times of trouble. So, when have you been a Good Samaritan, when has one been good to you or when have you seen the good deed done?

July 21, 2013

Still Standing Grounded

In light of the recent Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman trial decision, what do we need to tell our young people as they go out into the world to keep them safe, yet confident and free? Is this it mutually exclusive or what?

July 14, 2013

Nighty Night

When and where was the best night sleep you can recall?  Whether if it was the dream, the location, the weather, companions...all you know is that you awakened refreshed, smiling and possibly ready to go back to sleep.  So, what's the best sleep you ever had?

July 06, 2013

Your Biography Title...

Maya Angelou chose the title “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Jay Leno penned “Leading With My Chin”. Katharine Hepburn’s biography was simply titled, “Me” and Steve Martin’s was “Born Standing Up”…so what about you? What should be the title of your (auto)biography?

June 29, 2013

Lest We Forget!

Some may know of a mnemonic device as any learning technique that aids information retention. Others may know it as simply "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey" or "I before E except after C".  So, what are some of the many memory helping hints that you know of, use and even count on regularly to remember, recall & retain?

June 22, 2013

Distorted Facts

Be it a myth, a huge hoax, even Santa Claus, what other urban legends are out there? What are those tales, stories or make-believe-things which have entered into our popular culture...often some vaguely twisted version of a true story just distorted beyond belief?

June 15, 2013

Being Dad’s Accomplice

When did you help your Dad plan a surprise, keep a secret, hide a body or otherwise when did you bond in complicity with Dad?

June 08, 2013

Greatest Sports Upsets Ever…

What do you think are some of the greatest sports upsets ever, whether the more celebrated ones or those out in left field?

June 01, 2013

Art of Letting Go...

What moment let you know that your parent(s) no longer saw you as a child, but as an adult?

May 25, 2013

Titles, Titles Everywhere!

What are some of the best book titles...not necessarily your favorite books, but those titles that are clever, intriguing, daring or just make you go, hmmm?

May 11, 2013


What are some of your stories of things you will never forget about Mom or best/worst Mom Day gifts, or things Mom said that you swore you would never say...or just all about Mom?

May 07, 2013

The Graduate

It's graduation time...perhaps you claimed "We've Only Just Begun" or "I Believe I Can Fly" or were asked "Do You Know Where You're Going To", what songs commenced your journey? Also, who was the speaker and were there any other take-aways from the whole experience?

April 24, 2013

Strange Q & A

What were some of the provocative, weirdest or most unexpected questions you were ever asked in a job interview? Have you as the interviewer ever posed any real doozies?

April 03, 2013

Your Secret Weapon

Whether in the boardroom or classroom, in warfare or at fair play, on the playing field or playing the field, how do you use what you got to get what you want?  Simply, what's your secret weapon?


March 25, 2013

March 09, 2013

Crime & Punishment

Last week, in Philadelphia, two teenage boys face criminal charges after their parents turned them in to police for robbing a 9-year-old girl of $13. This prompts the question: Would you turn in your child or another relative if you knew they committed a crime? Does your answer change depending on the severity of the crime? So, would you let the law handle them or would you take matters into your own hands at home?

March 06, 2013

Facebook Surprises

What has been your biggest Facebook surprise? Perhaps, did you reconnect with an old friend, an old flame or an old foe? Did you learn something shocking about someone you knew well or not? Were you introduced to a new artist or an interesting event? Share some of your Facebook findings


February 23, 2013

To Bear Arms or Two Bare Arms

Are guns the problem or the symptom? What will/should happen to curb senseless violence?   Is the answer in bearing an armful of weaponry or having bare arms to hold other things? What are your thoughts on gun control?

February 16, 2013

The Movie of Your Life!

Yeah, Spike Lee or Spielberg or Oprah wants to produce a movie about your life and needs to cast it. Which actors would you want to play the leading characters in your life…?

February 09, 2013

January 28, 2013

Where Have All The Letters Gone?

What prompted the last handwritten letter you wrote to someone? Why did you take pen to paper? And, was the response also handwritten or did it come via email, phone or perhaps text? Are letters a dying thing of the past?

January 13, 2013

Not Like The Others

Upon looking through your music collection and/or library, what items would make one go, "hmm...that's odd"? And, what does that reveal about you...or not?

January 06, 2013

With Age Comes...

So, what happened or made you realize that you are indeed getting older?  Did you embrace it, or will you embrace it?