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A recent dinner with dear old friends conjured more than just catching up. Sure we did a quick rewind through the last three years since seeing each other. But, with this particular family of friends I always leave much more grounded and inspired than I was at hello. And, we echoed many stories being told around many dinner tables right now, stories of challenges faced, jobs changed and upcoming choices being made. There was a shared rekindling taking place. It's the same theme after every encounter with my friends, the Googasians. I left them after dinn er and walked across Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica to gaze out over the ocean. It was vast and dark and mysterious. But, stealing the scene from the ocean was the ferris wheel whirling on the Santa Monica Pier which was bustling with activity. The ferris wheel was a sight to behold. At night... Read more →

Something doesn't sit well. And, when something doesn't sit well, you can feel it, right? It goes against the grain. It can wake you up in the middle of the night. Why is that? That happened recently, believe or not, when I posted a photo of the new Mars skyline on the Thought Changer Facebook page. A friend sent it to me and I was so blown away by the awesomosity of it that I just had to share it. The photo went viral with over 3300 people seeing or sharing my posted photo over the course of a couple of days. What I loved about it is that it brought new visits and members to Thought Changer, the place where we share authentic views and ideas to expand the mind. Very cool! Then, I found out the photo is counterfeit. A fake. And, I didn't remove it from my... Read more →

The notion of legacy washed through my consciousness several times recently. I took in the new flick, THE BOURNE LEGACY, which in my opinion did nothing to add to Robert Ludlum's real legacy as a prolific writer of mysteries, including the Bourne novels, which were full of rich levels of intrigue and character. This new one, not written by Ludlum, not so much. CBS Sunday Morning did a profile on the late Marvin Hamlisch, celebrating his life legacy of music. As I watched it I remembered seeing Mr. Hamlisch live in Detroit when he conducted the orchestra for Barbra Streisand. I was moved to tears the way his music transported the audience down memory lane. It got me thinking about the art of legacy and what that means. What is a l egacy and how do we decide what ours is to become? Or are we even the ones who... Read more →

One of my favorite photographers, Jennifer Kelley Lublin, posted this mesmerizing photo this week. Photo by JennKL I could imagine myself on this path and wondered what kind of magic lay just around the bend. The trees seem to be willing to lend a helping hand or to part their branches to shed more light along on the way. Wherever it leads, I want to go there. It got me thinking about life's journey and the many paths, full of twists and turns, that are available to us every day. Which to take? Which way to turn when a fork presents itself? The big moments and life-altering milestones many times present themselves as these forks in the road, where you have to make a decision. Sometimes it's scary and really hard to make that first step. This is where the magic of the Path of Least Resistance comes in. Have... Read more →