Several years ago, singer/songwriter, David Gates wrote and recorded a poignant song, titled, “Everything I Own”.
The hook line of the song was, “I would give everything I own just to have you back again.”
I’d always thought it was a song […]Read More
As the story goes, a psychology professor was teaching a stress management class in a large auditorium when he posed a question to his students. Picking up a glass of water, he began, “Who can tell me..”
While everyone immediately assumed […]
Whether your are in the process of striking out on your own or a seasoned self-made entrepreneur, there are times when you’ll doubt the decision you’ve made.
May these powerful thoughts serve to rekindle your fire within!
1. Every worthwhile accomplishment, big […]
In 1771, young Robert Skipwith, sent a letter to Thomas Jefferson, requesting recommendations for his personal library.
“Let them be improving as well as amusing …. Let them amount to about five and twenty pounds sterling, or, if you think proper, […]
Several years ago, I began a ritual that has served me well in growth, prosperity and enthusiasm for the coming 12 months. (It’s a practice that can be done anytime.)
At the beginning of each new year, I set out to […]
In 1976 I was photographed by a young professional starting out in Los Angeles, named Jonathan Exley. He came highly recommended and I remember that he had a modest studio on Santa Monica Blvd.. Jonathan was kind-hearted, soft-spoken and extremely […]Read More
What a joyful privilege it was to personally present families with Thanksgiving turkeys at the Melendrez Community Center on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, made possible through the extreme generosity of our friends at HEB. Special thanks go out to SMCC […]Read More
When my brother Rick, who lives in El Paso, visits San Antonio, we always take a walk in the neighborhood where we grew up.
The building where my father’s small barbershop was located still stands at the corner of Nolan & […]
Norman Vincent Peale said, “Live your life and forget your age.” Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine that you have nothing. Then, open your eyes and look around. A barking dog, a crying baby, and yes, even […]Read More