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Contemplation: The Spiritual Journey, or Self-Actualization

I recently came across the following quote while reviewing Dr. Wayne Dyer‘s book The Power of Intention, which I read...

The Law of Love vs. The Law of Violence

The following essay by Leo Tolstoy was originally included in the publication The Law of Love and the Law of...

Stories: Such Timid Little Creatures

Stories are like highly sensitive, timid little creatures; during times of stress and chaos and insecurity, etc., they all run...

The Benefits of Chuckfests

I no longer keep “stuff” around; if an item is no longer utilitarian to me, I chuck it, sell it,...

Amazon Isn’t Threatening to Drive Publishers & Bookstores Out of Business—Authors & Readers Are

I actually wrote this article back in 2014, but I believe the points are just as valid today, thought I’d...

16 Precepts for Acquiring the Treasure of Knowledge

At the beginning of his forward to A. G. Sertillanges’ The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, Catholic Priest and Political Philosophy Professor James...

Find What You Love, And Let It Kill You

At the time I wrote this, I was in the process of eliminating as many of the petty distractions in...

Making Good Art: Risking Non-Conformity & Embracing Failure

An unfortunate paradox that we all face is this: humanity reveres non-conformists from the past, but persecutes them in the present....

Experiencing Happiness is More Important than Winning

Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the ultimate purpose of experiencing happiness and enjoying the...

The Death of Sears: A Study In Corporate Suicide

This article was originally published in February 2015, then updated in October 2018 upon Sears filing chapter 11 bankruptcy. In...

The Art of Letting Go

There’s a common saying: “Let go; let God.” And regardless of which, if any, religion any of us practice, this concept can...

Forgiving Gets Easier With Practice

Forgiving gets easier with practice. For one, you come to the realization that you have no idea what others are...